My dog won't heal.
May 30, 2007 12:53 PM Subscribe
Me and my vet are stumped as to follow up care for surgery. More dog filter.
posted by stormygrey to pets & animals (8 answers total)
As a follow up to this
question, the stitches that were supposed to be out in ten days have turned into staples that are still in and barely holding together a big gaping wound.
I am not kidding, there is a quarter size gap that has developed where some flesh (?) has popped out and is just exposed and raw, but doesn't seem to be painful. If we don't get this healed or if it gets infected we have to go in for another surgery.
A big issue is that there is an internal gap of some nature where the bones and stuff were taken out, so he is still draining constantly, so it just doesn't close. We have tried ace bandages, hot compresses, something called Collate that is supposed to promote fiber production. He is at least not getting infected.
Anyone have any ideas? Any supplements, physical thearpy techniques, compression techniques for a fairly active puppy?