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Dr. Larson, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  Active in private practice since 2000. Both large and small animal practice for throughout career.
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my dog had a abscess on her elbow and it ruptured and vet still

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my dog had a abscess on her elbow and it ruptured and vet still had to make a small incision. How long does it take for it to close. She is on antibiotics.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Larson replied 5 years ago.
These incisions generally take about a week and a half to heal. The abscess needs to heal from the inside out so the skin adheres to the underlying tissue before the incision closes so the abscess does not recur.