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Is there much drainage from the wound and what does it look like?
there is no drainage...very clean
That's great. I think it's fine to remove the drain then. Have her checked by your vet tomorrow regardless.
do i ust pull it out.
Just grab the end and gently pull. Some veterinarians will put a stitch at the top to keep the drain in so if it won't pull out then just leave it for your vet tomorrow.
the stitch that held broke and the drain came out about a half inch from where it was initially. i just wanted to make sure there was typically no internal stitch that may complicate pulling it the rest of the way
If there is an internal stitch it won't come out easily. If there isn't one then it should easily come out when you pull it. Just don't tug too hard.
i think i'll just leave it tonight...but if it falls out and/or she fusses wth it a pulls it out herself, is there typicallya hole leftover that needs to be bandaged? if so, then maybe i should get it out now and bandage?
It won't hurt to leave it alone. Once the drain is pulled the hole is typically left alone with a bandage and closes up in a few days. Bandaging isn't needed.
i'm done...thank you!
You're welcome. Good luck.