When discharging our dog after an emergency arthrodesis our veterinary referral staff instructed us to keep our dog’s bandaged splint dry. To that end–and to our dismay– they provided a used iv bag, as nothing else was available.
Unfortunately, the leg became infected, requiring additional surgeries. Each time, the technicians dispensed a used i.v. bag, and each time the veterinarian encouraged us to create a boot. So, we researched waterproof and breathable fabrics, durable, non-skid bottoms, hook and loop closures, and launched the Medipaw® protective boot at the AVMA in 2004.
A few years later, when another dog underwent surgery for a hemangiosarcoma and all we had was an old t-shirt to protect the incision that didn’t do the job, we developed the two-piece suit. Thanks to these case studies, Medivet products provides clinicians and their customers with wound management products specifically designed for dogs and cats.