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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 02:59 PM
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Interesting the different takes on when to take the stitches out. I've always been told 10 to 14 days, but no big deal if they come out a bit early or a bit late.

I would rather wait and take them out late than early.


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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by wyominggrandma View Post
We usually leave in stitches for 10 -14 days depending on where it is. A couple of days past 10 days will not hurt in the least, but to early and it can open up on the ends if there is any pressure on the skin around the sutures.
Personally, as a vet assistant for many many years, let them stay in till Monday then take her back to normal vet or do it yourself. If you were talking about three weeks of having stitches, then I would say take them out, but ten days can be too early in some cases.
too many details left out. how deep, how long,
'length" , in an area that flexes, ie joint area. as wyoming grandma says, leaving them in a few extra days wont hurt at all. now if you are deadset on getting them out, talk to your unit medic.
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