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Dissolving stitches, how long?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by maisiecat, Nov 21, 2012.


  1. maisiecat

    maisiecat PetForums VIP

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    After a dental how long are the stitches likely to take before they are gone?
     
  2. MontyMaude

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    I think Monty's took about 8 - 10 days to come away but they were in his lip not his gum and they just hung in there precariously for a few days before falling out
     
  3. maisiecat

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    Apparently one was still there after 2 weeks but had started to dissolve, seems rather slow?
     
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    I should go eventually if not could the vet snip it out, have you spoken to the vet about it.
     
  5. maisiecat

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    It was checked yesterday, and will probably be checked again tomorrow :(

    We have a not eating much situation :rolleyes5:
     
  6. MontyMaude

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    I would ask if it's possible for them to cut/remove the stitch if possible, stupid question but have you tried mashing wet food with warm water to make a delightful meaty soup so she can just lap it up.
     
  7. maisiecat

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    She hasn't eaten well for about 4 weeks :(

    She stopped suddenly. I gave her Gourmet mousse which she licked up. I was mashing her food anyway otherwise she licks off the gravy/jelly and leaves the lumps. I have tried mashing up every food we have, and the kitchen has more foods than Zooplus :rolleyes:

    She was crunching on a bit of dry which I thought a bit odd if her mouth hurt, but will only eat a little bit at a time of anything, wet or dry.
     
  8. poppicat

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    When I got my male Guinea Pig neutered we were told that they would dissolve in 7-10 days 4 weeks later they were still there had to get the vet to take them out.
     
  9. maisiecat

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    We were told at the start that if they didn't dissolve they would need to be removed.

    The second one has finally gone (we think) after almost 3 weeks.
     
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    What a wee shame. Is she eating any better?
     
  11. maisiecat

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    She has licked the jelly of her food today, didn't eat overnight and I am struggling to get pro kolin into her as she has the runs as well.:(
     
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