Stitches. Infected. What to do?

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Siberian
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Stitches. Infected. What to do?

Postby Siberian » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:06 pm

Sheba had a growth removed on her hind paw. There were few stitches (maybe 3), and she was so good about not touching them for almost a week, but today I noticed that the stitched wound is all read and infected looking. So, she might have gotten to it after all. Or something gotten into the wound. What can I do to get rid of the infection? Hydroperoxide? Neosporin? Anything?

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Re: Stitches. Infected. What to do?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:14 pm

Keep it clean and dry... NO LICKING

Is it red, or red and moist? A little redness is expected as the sutures create tension sometimes... but if its moist too I would actually take her in for antibiotics.

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Re: Stitches. Infected. What to do?

Postby Siberian » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:20 pm

It is red and looks puffy. There was another growth removed the same day, and that one looks completely healed, no redness, etc. Both were done on the 9th.


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