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I am very very sad.My fur baby had a small abscess (nithing serious)which was removed by surgery two weeks ago.Everythig went well after a week I saw the wound was open and the stiches out.I rushed to the vet he sad he has to sew it back.he did the whole process again.This time I tied my baby limiting his movement I have a cone on him I put on shorts so that the wound is covered and not disturbed.This morning my routine to clean the wound and I see this.My heart is pounding.He got the wound sewed thursday and this is how it looks this morning.Does this look normal.What should I do?I am at my office desk ready to cry .pls help.
 

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Can you send that pic to your Vet? Ours had surgery day after Christmas, a benign cyst, but she wound up with six stiches. Fortunately she left it alone and we had no problems with it, but I would suggest having your Vet check the wound.
 

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I did send the picture and I am seeing him this evening. I am just restless and sad.just wanted to see if anyone else were in this situation.
 

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I'm not a Vet, and I do believe your Vet should check it, but I don't believe you are looking at anything that can not be successfully treated. Let us know what your Vet says.
 

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ouch.

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poor dog! - & poor U, i know it's very worrying. :(
It's good that the vet will see him this evening, & also that U sent the photos - documenting anything that doesn't look right is a very, very good idea.

Since the sutures popped the 1st time, it might be that Ur dog is allergic to / reacts to the suture material - skin glue might work better, or even surgical staples [which must be removed, after the incision heals].

Dogs or humans whose skin reacts badly to a particular suture material may need to have stitches that use a different kind of "thread". // Possibly even a butterfly clip would be able to secure this incision, but only the vet who did the surgery knows the extent of the wound, inside & out.
All of these options are entirely up to the vet - no-one can tell, simply by looking at how long a cut is on the surface skin, what sort of closure it needs to heal properly, & even more importantly, there may be internal incisions that are deep, or possibly longer than the external cut. Incisions to remove something can have 3 dimensions, L x W x H, & there may even be a void where the tissue was removed.
We cannot tell what the inside of any incision looks like; only the surface is visible to our eyes.

Do U know if his skin broke or tore, where the stitches were? - that could be a sign that his skin doesn't get along with that suture material.
Or did he get his teeth on it, & pull the stitches out, or chew them, & / or his own skin?

Licking is definitely a bad thing, so keeping him from touching the area is important, to prevent infection. :thumbsup:

U say he's "tied" to confine him - is he at home, tethered, while U are at work?
Or is he tethered nearby, where U can check on him?
I would worry if he was tied at home, alone - it needs to be very short, so that he cannot possibly get the tether tangled or caught on anything, plus it needs to be a material he cannot chew thru. :(

A crate is much safer - altho i understand that not everyone has a crate, i can heartily recommend buying a used airline-approved shipping crate, so that if he needs to be confined again, U have a safe place to leave him, where he cannot get tangled, jump onto the sofa, get into the trash & eat garbage, & so on.
CraigsList & FREEcycle are both good places to look - generally, buying a used crate saves about 1/2 the new price, & they last for decades, thru many dogs.

I hope the vet can find something that will hold his skin securely, so the incision can heal properly. :(
Do let us know what the vet says, please, & how Ur dog is doing? I can understand entirely how worried U must be.

take care,
- terry

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That wound is mildly infected. It is 'open' and naturally draining AND vet will be able to treat. So take a breath. You are taking good care n vet involved. Imagine how messy the wound would be if you had not taken as much loving care? I once ended up with glue due to juices alergic reaction to suture thread. Once the irritant was removed- wound healed in a week. 3 weeks after she had cut her abdo open.
 

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To me it looks like it getting inflamed and maybe slightly infected. Sometimes it happens that way, but don't worry she'll be fine! You caught it early before it became a horrid infected mess.

Reminds me of when my boy Shadow was neutered. The brat took what should have been a $56 neuter and turned it into an over $100 fiasco.
He had managed to remove all his stitches between the time we left the vet and the time we got home, maybe a 15 minute trip. Back to the vet we went, where the wound was restitched. A couple days later we were back at the vet because the wound was infected, and he had managed to pop a couple of stitches. The vet took a look at my dog and told him he was getting on his nerves LOL, cleaned the incision and gave us some antibiotics. Around a week or two later he was healed up enough to get the stitches out and we never had another problem.
 
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Thanks all for your in puts.herez an update so I went to the vet yesterday he says sutures are ok.he says I need to clean it more often .I clean ed this morning gave him his antibiotics.I am just praying he heals soon.will keep you all posted.
 

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Just a quick update for all you lovely ppl.Goofy my fur baby is going perfectly alright.he is now his usual self.wound healed.thank you so.kuch for all the support
 
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