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Old 02-10-2017, 11:58 AM
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Hopefully the honey bandages will help. I'm guessing it's Manuka honey?

I've read wonderful scientific studies about that type of honey, and have seen it used for such as ingrown collars.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:37 PM
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Hopefully the honey bandages will help. I'm guessing it's Manuka honey?

I've read wonderful scientific studies about that type of honey, and have seen it used for such as ingrown collars.
I inquired about this because I read so much awesome stuff about Manuka Honey but I guess Honey is not FDA regulated.

Also, There are a few factors in trying to figure out what kind to buy. You have to look at the MGO, NPA and UMF.

Any suggestions on the best Manuka Honey for purchase???? I was reading up and watching videos from Peter Molan about what components it should have.

They are using Organic, Unfiltered Honey (clover honey).
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My niece's husband trains and runs hounds on cougar, bear and he has had some worse looking wounds than yours when a pack of wolves attacked a couple of his hounds. They did eventually heal but it took a long time. I don't know if they would heal up differently than one done for cancer though. Some were stitched and some did not have enough skin to put sutures in. They were kept in crates in the house till they were healed up enough to be able to move around.
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My niece's husband trains and runs hounds on cougar, bear and he has had some worse looking wounds than yours when a pack of wolves attacked a couple of his hounds. They did eventually heal but it took a long time. I don't know if they would heal up differently than one done for cancer though. Some were stitched and some did not have enough skin to put sutures in. They were kept in crates in the house till they were healed up enough to be able to move around.
Thank you for your input. Those poor hounds!

I haven't seen the wound in almost 2 weeks. The vet is doing honey bandage changes every 2-3 days. She says that it is closing in about 1cm every 2-3 days. It is a slow heal.
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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!
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Oh yeah, he also developed a seroma which is when this fluid called serum (the clear stuff leaking out) fills up the empty space between the skin and the wall of tissue because the body doesn't like empty space. The body usually will reabsorb the liquid but if that happens and it only gets bigger it may have to be manually drained so just keep an eye out for that! Cosmos just reabsorbed but your girls wound is much larger so I just thought I'd warn you about that in case it happens and you're like what the heck?? Because it freaked me out to see a giant lump under his wound haha
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We started the "healing from the inside out" on February 9th. I'm not sure what the wound looked like starting out because only the vet did the bandage changes for the first few weeks. The past 2 weeks we have been doing bandage changes every other day and the vet has been doing the bandage change once a week. She goes in tomorrow.

How much longer do we think it will take for the wound to close?

Does the process really speed up once the wound bed is full? This process feels like forever. I just want my pup to be all better.
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I think it's looking great and definitely looks like it's slowly starting to close. I just looked at the first picture you posted after they took the stitches out, and it looks like a huge difference between then and now and if you look at the picture you posted on Feb 27 you can see the difference between them.

I really can't say how long it'll take that to fully close. Does it seem to be healing any faster?

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