The cat slipped a stitch, what do we do?
September 26, 2011 1:17 AM Subscribe
(and another pic!
) was spayed on Thursday morning. It is now Sunday night and we've discovered that this afternoon one of the stitches came out (pic here
- it is the bottom stitch). What do we do?
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace to Pets & Animals (13 answers total)
Complications: we're currently living on a Pacific island where vet services are minimal. If we take our cat back to have the stitch put in again, it will most likely mean a full general anaesthetic for the second time in five days (providing there is anaesthetic left - they tend to run out). We did think of using a band-aid/ plaster/ liquid band-aid - but I don't know anywhere that sells liquid band-aids here, and she'd most likely rip off a normal band-aid.
I will emphasise: she isn't ripping at the stitches or anything - we think the stitch cut through the skin on one side of the wound when she got incredibly skittish this afternoon and decided to run around the house at speed (since then we've been keeping her in one room).
She had an antibiotic shot yesterday. The wound isn't bleeding and has begun to heal, but I'm looking for advice on what the safest course of action is.