Stitches opened after spaying Cat

I have a serious concern about stitches opened after spaying cat.

The clinic opens after the holiday weekend, what can I do to prevent infection at the incision of a cat spayed 3 days ago? Some of the her insides are protruding between the stitches.


ANSWER:

Keep the area clean with hydrogen peroxide and examine it constantly to make sure the inner stitches aren't coming out also. There should be 2 layers or 3 layers of stitches and if she has only taken out some of the outside layer, everything should be ok. However, if she removes stitches from all layers, her intestines could squeeze through and her abdomen be open to infection. If that is the case, please look for an emergency service that is open during the night.

Thank you,

Dr. Neely

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