Advice 1: How to wear a bandage after surgery

The bandage is called a tight bandage, made of a special breathable material that keeps the joints or the necessary spine and is used to reduce the load on the damaged (injured) area. Wearing and the choice of a band requires compliance with certain rules, otherwise the whole treatment might go down the drain.
How to wear a bandage after surgery
You will need
  • - doctor's consultation;
  • necessary bandage;
  • - cotton underwear.
Before selecting a brace consult with your doctor about its use. Let him tell you about the correct model of fixation and time of use of the brace.
Buy a bandage at any pharmacy, in accordance with the recommendations of the doctor. Please note that your bandage is well breathable, does not break the blood circulation, without causing discomfort. Picking up the bandage, focus on your size. It usually depends on the amount of the waist and its width from the growth of the operated or the amount of postoperative seam.
Mainly the bandage put on underwear made of natural fabrics. But some models of tires can be worn on bare skin. Before the brace, carefully read the instructions to him: read the situation in which you need to wear a brace, how to fix, what to wear, how to care, etc.
The time of wearing the brace depends on the effectiveness of primary treatment and your individual circumstances. But usually postoperative brace wear no more than two months, otherwise you may experience atrophy of internal organs. Wearing time is prescribed by a doctor.
Do not try to tighten on themselves the bandage too tightly: you seriously block the access of oxygen to the affected area. If you are using a magnetic bandage, do not use it with other electronic devices in the body. Do not wear the brace with high heels are incompatible. To take the weight off the internal organs and back, exercise only in the brace. If you feel any discomfort when wearing it, consult your doctor.
Remember that the bandage is used in combination with the main treatment, it locks the operating seam and prevents bruising and swelling at the incision site, exfoliate the scar and makes it more aesthetically pleasing. In addition, the bandage ensures the correct position of the internal organs and removes the operated on from the extra load.

Advice 2: How to sew a bandage for cats

Unfortunately, sometimes there are situations when is necessary surgery to save the life of your pet. Maybe order your pet is recovered quickly and didn't hurt the incision, he will need some time to wear a bandage. Can you sew it yourself?
How to sew a bandage for cats
If cats had abdominal surgery, in some cases, a veterinarian will recommend the owner to purchase a special animal for post-operative bandage. Not so easy it can be to deal with the intricacies of fabric and ties, but make it still have. The main purpose of such rugs is to prevent dirt in the stitches, which can occur inflammation. Wearing blankets for cats for some time with a high degree of probability allow for normal fusion of tissues.

How to sew a bandage for the cat yourself?

To manufacture post-operative bandage for cats are medium in size on their own, take a piece of thick cotton cloth, better light shades – they are more visible to potential contamination.
Please note that the fabric should not be loose and "crumble" - trapped in the wound a small string can provoke the development of inflammation.
When you do pattern blanket, don't forget to leave allowances for stitching its edges.

To brace for a medium-sized cat will need a rectangle of fabric approximately 27 to 28 cm, at center rear edge of which is continued by the valve 8 cm long and 10 cm wide. Back 12 cm from the front edge of the future and make a blanket with both sides of the cut depth of about 9 cm and a width of 3-4 cm for the front legs of the animal. Sewn edge of the workpiece to prevent "shedding" of the fabric.

To secure the bandage on the body of the cat should be firmly and neatly sew the workpiece tape. A pair of strips fastened on both sides of the tire close to its front edge, next – on both sides of the cutouts for the front legs and near the rear edge of the product. On the back of the valve at its edges sew 2 more strips you tie on the tail of the animal. The brace should snugly to the chest and tummy of a cat, and it strips you should tie on top, on her back.

Requirements for a blanket for the cat

Tape, which the blanket is secured on the body of the animal, should not cause him discomfort and at the same time they should be sufficiently durable and safe. Do not make these straps too long, the animal may catch their all for something and panic. Ideally, they should be made of such material that in case of an emergency, the animal could break and release myself from the blanket.

In fact, the first couple of days after surgery the cat better not to leave unattended. That's how much time you usually need for she ceased to feel the bandage on my body and not to disrupt it, risking to damage the seam and to bring him the infection.

Don't forget to change the bandage – it should always be clean. Timely treat the incision area as instructed by a veterinarian.
No need to fully remove the bandage for this treatment is enough to unleash the last couple of strips and bend the valve.
A young and strong animal has a good ability to regenerate, and the seams have him heal very quickly.
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