Hi Everyone, I am putting this post up on behalf on my mum, please take the time to read it and vist our page of facebook as they are pictures that will shock you, here is the link https://www.facebook.com/pages/Murp...es/Murphy-a-dogs-tale/178374938869379?sk=info, there is also a link on the pet forum page on face book thanks for reading This is the story of Murphy an 11 month old Newfondland who lost his life from having his leg bandaged. PLEASE READ IT COULD SAVE YOUR DOG'S LIFE Description Please read this story about what happened to murphy its a lesson for us all I am sorry if these images upset you but this is what happened to my dog Murphy. My Newfoundland Murphy was 11 months old when he died. After an operation on his hind leg the vet decided to bandage it fully to give Murphy more stability. After 3 days the bandage was changed and all was fine. The next appointment was scheduled for 7 days. On the 7th day the bandage came off and Murphys leg was lacerated and sore. He had suffered loss of circulation to his leg and ended up losing all feeling in his lower leg and toes. The damage was irreversible and Murphy ended up with losing two of his toes and a large ulcerated crater on the top of his leg. We went to see a specialist but all was vain the only answer was amputation but even this was not an option for us because his other leg was weak and unable to take the strain so we had to make that terrible decision and have him put to sleep. Murphys death was caused by the inner bandage twisting inside the outer bandage and cutting off his circulation. We did as the vet instructed and checked his bandage daily for any sign of it being too tight or slipping. Murphy did not give any indication that he was in pain except for the night before his bandage was due to be changed he was dragging his back leg. Some vets choose to leave some of the toes open others encase the whole foot. Our vet chose to do the latter. With this type of encasing, the owner can not monitor if there is any swelling in the lower region. However according to the specialist had the toes been exposed or the bandage changed more frequently then Murphy would still be with us. Please do not let Murphys death be in vain. PLEASE INSIST THAT YOU VET EITHER LEAVES THE TOES OPEN OR CHANGES THE BANDAGE AFTER 3 DAYS OR LESS. PLEASE PASS THIS ONTO ALL PET OWNERS AS IT MAY SAVE THEIR PETS LIFE.