02-19-2017, 11:22 PM
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Cosmo had a really deep incision earlier this year that cut down to the muscle and the vet told me it healed extremely well, she sounded surprised, but I suspect that was because he literally didn't go outside for two weeks. I only let him walk around the house supervised for a couple minutes at a time and then back in the kennel he went!
He was bored out of his mind and miserable but I was not going to risk infection so he just softly whined at me and I threw him treats and chewies and puzzle toys and told him how pitiful he looked.
If you're exercising her at all I would highly suggest not, just put her in a crate and make her rest and sit still. The clear leakage I'm seeing from the pictures is normal, but for cosmo I would take a clean rag with some warm water and just softly press it to the wound and clean it up. Yours looks quite bloody, and I tried to keep his as absolutely clean as possible without using any chemicals like alcohol which can destroy healthy cells and make it get worse. I didn't use anything, just warm water. (Cold will probably hurt really bad, I accidentally used cold one of the times and he yelped at me
I hope your poor girl heals quickly! The stitches do look a bit sloppy imo but her wounds is a lot larger than cosmos. It will be hard to see her bored during the healing process but it's much better that she's bored a while than it getting worse!