(Closed) Dissolvable stitches poking through?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Is the very top portion of the incision open from her licking?  The majority of the incision is healed, if you think the suture poking out is bothering her and causing her to lick it more your vet may want to snip the end poking out.  Otherwise you could just leave it, depending on the type of suture they used it could take up to 6 months to dissolve completely.

Post # 5
861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@sienna76:  This happened to my dog after her lumpectomy, and it’s also happened after a different surgery. It looked exactly like the ones in your picture. The vet said that they’re internal dissolvable stitches that are working their way out prior to dissolving. I just pulled them out myself with scissors and tweezers, but I do that with all her stitches. She requires a lot of stitches, though, for one thing or another so I have just gotten used to it.

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