"SWIMMER" TAPING BY Syd Mailberg
REPRODUCED IN LOVING MEMORY


FIRST I TAPE BOTH FRONT LEGS WITH "SPORTS" TAPE, ABOUT 3/4 INCH WIDTH, TWICE AROUND BOTH FRONT LEGS, INCLUDING THE ELBOWS.


IN THE NEXT STEP, I BRING BOTH PREVIOUSLY TAPED LEGS TOGETHER, AND RUN MORE TAPE AROUND BOTH LEGS, KEEPING THEM TOGETHER, AND FORCING MY PUPPY TO LIE ON HER SIDE.

USUALLY WITHIN 24 HOURS THE RIBBING IS CORRECTED, AND THE PUP NO LONGER HAS A FLAT CHEST.  I WILL KEEP THE TAPE ON FOR A TOTAL OF THREE DAYS, MAKING SURE SHE IS NURSING WELL, AND CHECKING BANDAGES TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT TOO TIGHT.  MY PUPPIES THAT HAVE BEEN TAPED THIS WAY HAVE ALWAYS CORRECTED, AND CAN MOVE ABOUT QUITE WELL, WHILE LEARNING TO LIE ON THEIR SIDES.

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