Discharge Instructions

General bandage care:

Your pet has been discharged with an elastopast support bandage.

Please ensure the following:

  • Keep the bandage clean and dry at all times.
  • Elastoplast shrinks when it gets wet and may disrupt the blood supply to the limb.
  • Ensure you cover the foot with a waterproof layer if the ground is wet.
  • Discourage your pet from licking or chewing at the bandage.
  • Doing this excessively may indicate an underlying problem.

Call us:

  • if there is any excessive swelling around the bandage
  • if it gets wet
  • if your pet soils on it
  • if it slips, rotates or changes form
  • if your pet seems excessively irritated, uncomfortable or lethargic

Please return to the surgery in  ___ days to have the bandage changed or removed.