Idea Exchange: Ease the pain of tape removal

Aug 01, 2006
By staff

When trying to remove a bandage or IV without ripping out fur, saturate the tape with isopropyl alcohol before sliding the bandage scissors underneath it or trying to peel it off. But make sure to avoid saturating the areas above the wound. Wait a few minutes, and the tape will slide off easily.

Tanya Gnanapragasam, RVT
Toronto, Ontario