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Q. I got my female dog sprayed but her internal stitches keep opening up and she has had six surgeries in last 2 weeks to repair . euthanise or wait.?

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. I think it's very possible that your dog has a problem that is causing her to heal slowly. This is highly unusual, as typically at this point the tissues should be nearly completely mended. The other possibility is that she's chewing at the site, but I'm assuming you would know that if it was the case.

Cushing's disease and diabetes can cause wounds to heal slowly. Also the administration of certain drugs, especially corticosteroids, can cause this. I'm sure this is getting difficult and frustrating but I'd urge you to talk to your vet about possible underlying problems, as this is clearly not normal.


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