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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?
1) Can you provide pictures of this area? 2) When were her sutures removed? 3) Any oozing from the area?
There is an attachment function on the page that should allow you to post pictures and video. You can also use websites like tinypic.com and youtube.com to upload pictures and video respectively. Once this is done, you can post the link back and I can access them.
If you contact customer service, they most certainly can receive an email and send it along. Unfortunately, there's usually quite a delay in doing so.
Perfect! These just came through.With the presence of pus and the appearance of the incision, it looks like she likely has a localized infection here. Sometimes dogs will react to the sutures that are used to close their incisions and this may be the case here. I would err on the side of caution and have her examined. Your vet will likely want to put her on antibiotics to help clear the infection. Once this happens, it's likely that Faith will no longer be interested in the area and you can remove the cone.Please let me know if I can help further.
I'm not a huge fan of using alcohol on wounds that are infected. It's irritating and drying. Instead, I would recommend using a product like hibiclens (available at most larger grocery stores with a pharmacy section) or even just a mild hand soap 1-2 times daily. The neosporin is suitable for wound care, so do continue that.
Checking in, Sue. How is Faith doing?