Sorry I did not see this thread before. Pretty was desexed about 2 weeks ago, the other two will be done next week. She was worrying her stitches a bit but after about day 7 I didn't care as she would have knitted well enough by then. She had them out day 9 I think, not a lot left so it was easy. I used to take all the cats ones out myself and save a vet trip but I wanted her vaccinated. Yea I know vets want their post op look at them but with nursing training, a training vet nurse son and many times doing it myself I am at ease with it all.
I will no go back and read all your thread.
Why the cone? Most dogs do not need it at all. Pretty, when licking was mostly licking at the razored area. My vet said just to use one should there be problems so I had one here in case.