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Need ideas re: stitches

My boxer had to have some suspicious moles removed for biopsy. Two of the moles are pretty much between his shoulder blades. He had the procedure on Wed. They buried the stitches and used skin glue to keep it together. It looks like the stitches are healing and itching and he has scratched one site and made it bleed. First question- any ideas to keep him from scratching them? Secondly- it's not really bleeding badly (and my vet is closed for the weekend), do I need to be concerned? Anything I can do to help it heal and not itch as much?
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Re: Need ideas re: stitches

  • If it isn't bleeding bad then I would not be concerned enough to take him to an emergency vet tonight.

    As far as stopping the itching unfortunately it can be quite difficult. If you can prevent scratching by covering it may be easiest. You can use neosporin on it but sometimes that just makes a greasy mess which can bother them.
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  • Our dog is only 9 pounds, but when she has something similar we usually put some sort of baby clothing on her. I would try possibly finding a kid's t shirt in his size. As long as the sleeves aren't too big, it really shouldn't affect any of his other activities. Good luck!
  • na41313 said:
    Our dog is only 9 pounds, but when she has something similar we usually put some sort of baby clothing on her. I would try possibly finding a kid's t shirt in his size. As long as the sleeves aren't too big, it really shouldn't affect any of his other activities. Good luck!
    When the vet called with his biopsy results (no cancer-YEAH!!) she also suggested putting a t-shirt on him to prevent him from scratching.
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