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Old 01-20-2017, 05:30 AM
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Question Are my dog's stitches tight enough?

my dog had minor surgery today.
I didn't have a good look at the site at the vet as they were busy, but I've got home and noticed they look quite 'loose'. i'm sure when she was speyed they were a lot tighter. my vet is closed now so cannot contact them until tomorrow.
hoping for some input in the meantime, whether they look ok or not. not sure why the site looks so red it's not inflamed or hot, it appears to be some sort of dye.



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Old 01-20-2017, 09:19 AM
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The coloring is probably from the antiseptic they put on to disinfect the area. They may not have wanted to close it up too tightly like you would with a spay but if you are concerned contact your Vet tomorrow.
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A call to your vet is a good idea.

I'm no vet but from my understanding the type of stitch used tends to vary based on procedure and area, if a spot was removed the skin may not have the stretch for a tight stitch, if there is a lot of swelling a tight stitch might increase the risk of tearing, if it runs along the skin's stretch line instead of across it tight stitches may not be necessary.
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It looks fine from this picture
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