Hi-Tech Foam is now available through DogLeggs to make a custom donut for your dog’s elbow ulcer. This method will also work if Front King 1.5" Rubber Tubular Pipe Insulation
The following is our suggested method for creating a donut.
This process involves an open flame and VERY hot utensils, great caution MUST be used when handling the tools during and after the hole is cut. This method is the simplest and most efficient way to create a hole in the Hi-Tech foam.
1.) Purchase a Pastry Cutter larger than the outer outer margin (edge) of the ulcer.
2.) To create a donut for your pup’s elbow assemble the following items next to your stove (yes your stove):
1 Pastry Cutter in appropriate size
(cannot be used for cooking or with food once it has been used to cut the foam).
1 Pair of Kitchen Tongs
A heat safe surface – a pyrex pie pan works well
3.) Using the tongs to hold the Pastry Cutter, hold the Pastry Cutter over the flame until the Pastry Cutter is well heated. DO NOT HOLD PASTRY CUTTER WITH HANDS OR TOUCH WITH YOUR HANDS DURING AND AFTER PROCESS!
4.) Once the cutter is heated through, move it over to the foam and press down through the center of the foam, creating a the hole. Some pressure will be needed to push Pastry Cutter through foam.
Carefully sit HOT Pastry Cutter and tongs on a heat safe surface and do not handle until both are completely cooled. The Pastry Cutter cannot be used with food once it has been used to cut the foam.