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Thread: HELP - one stitch is missing out of 3!

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    Default HELP - one stitch is missing out of 3!

    Hooch had 3 stitches when he came home from vet after being desexed. That was 2 days ago. This morning we woke up, check on his stitches - he has 2!! whaaaaa.
    It all seems to be holding up but we dont know what to do. It is Sunday, vet is closed. What do we do??? IS it ok?
    I have to go to work and I am disturbed!
    Any advice will be appreciated. How much should we worry?

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    If it looks like it is staying closed from the scab and the other 2 stitches I wouldn't stress. Just keep an eye on it to make sure it is staying clean and that it's not coming open. Don't stress, it will be fine.

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    Its all open.. omg! have to take him to vet! but its sunday and its closed. it is open! was going to take a pic but it just opened up. will take him to another vet.
    will they have to put him to sleep again to fix it? what will they do???

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    Got back from vet.. 115 dollars later - cone of shame... tick. antibiotics.. tick. special glue to stick it all together... tick.
    If Hooch pulls one more stitch he will have to have another surgery so fingers crossed!!

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    I would have used Tinc benz and butterflies at first...Dogs hate tinc benz and I always have some. Katy's suture line was heavily covered in tinc benz and vicks by me to keep her away from it. It is something to keep in mind for next time

    It will depend on how open open is as to wether they will do anything. Because I am used to dealing with wounds and suture lines so I usually just watch and see........But again we cannot see it. If nothing is falling out, don't panic, just get to the vet they will decide what to do If they have to re-suture, they might have to anaest him........ Good luck
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    Hope he does ok..Just make sure he is keep calm for the next couple of days..
    What type of dog is he ??

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    He is a boxer mixed with beagle.
    The vet glued him together but now we have to put the cone of shame around him and it freaks him out. This is an absolute nightmare
    Vet said if he pulls one more stitch he will have another surgery. Cant let that happen but I feel like we are fighting a long horrible battle here.
    What is tinc benz and how does it help??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    He is a boxer mixed with beagle.
    The vet glued him together but now we have to put the cone of shame around him and it freaks him out. This is an absolute nightmare
    Vet said if he pulls one more stitch he will have another surgery. Cant let that happen but I feel like we are fighting a long horrible battle here.
    What is tinc benz and how does it help??
    Tinc benz was used in "the olden days" to make plasters stick on skin and also as an inhalant for sinus problems.....It taste horrid, but is harmless to skin/dogs/humans........Vicks also works a similar way.

    There are also thick collars made like a doughnut. The dogs cannot bend their neck well enough when that is on and dogs prefer it. It doesn't get caught up on things.......I am glad it was still able to be stuck together
    Pets are forever

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    Naughty hooch. I think if you can try and keep him quiet and with the collar that will help a great deal. At least he won't be able to touch it now, it should only be a few days before it starts to heal. 10 days with the cone always seems like such a long time. It's great once the whole thing is over with! Lol Lucky Bella was too fat to reach her stitches when she was spayed, there is no way I would have gotten the cone on the stubborn little thing!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    hoochcone2.jpghoochcone1.jpg
    This is what the new vet gave us. He is absolutely miserable. He is just sitting there, not moving. Looking at us with these droopie "feel sorry for me" eyes.
    What am I to do??? I just want this to be behind us.
    Thank you so much for the advice. Maybe I will take it down and put vicks on him? There is so much at stake as if he pulls one more stitch he will be operated on again.

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