Moe had surgery yesterday to remove two cysts, a small marble-sized one on his hind leg and a large golfball-sized one towards the back of his neck near his left shoulder. I was totally unprepared for the size of the incisions. The one on his leg is not so very big, only about three inches or so (and nasty-looking enough), but the one on his neck is VERY long - seven to eight inches. He's still pretty out of it. He slept all last night and most of today, which is understandable given what he's been through. (He's not eating yet either, also understandable. Thankfully, he is drinking and relieving himself.) When he's awake he licks constantly at his back leg. He's trying to get at the stitches, which I've bandaged to protect them. (The vet said to discourage him from licking them- but he didn't say HOW? He obviously doesn't know my Moe.) I know it's best to keep the wound uncovered but I think after the healing has begun he'll leave it alone and we can leave the bandage off then. The problem is I'm having trouble keeping a bandage on at all. The wound is near the crook of his leg so the bandage wants to slide downward (encouraged by obsessive licking and pulling). So far (only thirty hours after his surgery) the wound looks okay. I DO NOT want it to get infected or irritated by constant licking.