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18 June 2010

When your pet's had surgery

Your beloved "Marmalade" has just been spayed, you've had her home for half an hour and already she's pulled out all her sutures. What do you do?

Your beloved "Marmalade" has just been spayed, you've had her home for half an hour and already she's pulled out all her sutures. The vet hospital is now closed, and you're convinced her intestines are going to end up on the floor. What do you do?

Apply some kind of dressing to the site and bind up with a pressure bandaging – a stocking will do. Take your pet to the vet the next day for re-suturing and the fitting of a collar to prevent those teeth from doing any further damage. Cats, being finicky about personal hygiene, are particularly keen on the removal of stitches.

 
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