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stop them from licking the injury. The
proper size will depend on where the
injury is located, as Greyhounds can be
quite the contortionists. Keep this on
until the wound is fully healed or you
will quickly be back to square one.
Some smaller wounds on hard-towrap areas, such as on the pads of
the feet, may be treated with a liquid
bandage product. This is simply painted
on like nail polish and will close off the
Always contact your veterinarian if
you have questions concerning wounds
or if you suspect an infection. n
Watch Deb Levasseur demonstate simple bandaging techniques for Greyhounds.
and will prevent licking. If your Greyhound
The other choice is the cone, or the Elizabethan
tends to get his muzzle off, muzzle keepers are
collar. You can simply put a bandana through the
available or you can use a small buckle collar to
loops to secure it on the neck. It is important to
slip through the muzzle strap.
get the right size as it has to be long enough to
15 Celebrating Greyhounds Spring/Summer 2017
About the author: Deb Levasseur, CTB,
Canine Behavior Therapist and trainer, is
the president and founder of Maritime
Greyhound Adoption Program, based in
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.