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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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kitty stiches

So, here's the deal. I rescued a kitty that was victim in the Greensburg Kansas tornado and he had a minor laceration in his left armpit. It wasn't that bad at the shelter because he was confined in close quarters and unable to stretch out. Once I brought him home, his scratch became gapping hole and I was totally worried about it. I took him to the Animal Hospital and they gave him stitches. However the problem is he is a young kitty and wants to jump everywhere and play and stretch out and love his life.
Does anyone have any ideas how to keep him from jumping on the counters and stretching out so the stitches don't pull out only making the problem worse?
Thanks a ton!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 11:56 PM
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Confine him, is the only thing I can think of.

Our LuckyDuck (kitty) had a huge abcess on his throat when hubby rescued him. I mean almost tennis ball size. The vet had to cut a "Y" shape out of his neck-skin because the tissue wasn't viable. She put in some stitches, some ripped out and when he'd shake his head I could hear his neck skin flapping and getting air underneath! *shudders* We had a few more stitches put in and he did fine.

I wonder if perhaps he just needs some more stitches, closer together, so the wound will heal quicker? Maybe an Elizebethan collar to keep him from pulling at them with his teeth?



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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 09:53 PM
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I had to deal with my dog having stitches in her foot, confinement was the only way to keep her from having them be pulled out. It was not fun but she survived. Hugs and prayers being sent!
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