My husband and I adopted our first Greyhound, “Cash” in 1996. In 1997 Cash took a sharp turn off our bed onto the floor causing a compound fracture to his front leg. Our choices were to put him to sleep, amputate, or attempt to repair his leg.
There was no deciding for us. We knew we had to try everything for him. Cash came out of surgery with a bulky cotton bandage on his leg.
The Veterinarian said “keep it clean and dry”. My first thought was . . . how?
Having 18 years of industrial sewing behind me, I was able to create my first cast/bandage protector. We needed something that would be quick and easy to slip on.
Honestly, I don’t know what we would have done without it! It saved us time and money in addition to keeping Cash’s bandaged leg in a healthier environment.
Geneva Lakes Dog Track started using them. They found that their bandage and cast changes went from every 2 weeks to every 4 – 6 weeks.
I knew I had something good and the rest is history. Cash adapted well to having a plate in his leg. He had a good life, never giving up his spot on the bed.