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Good morning. Dr. Paul Brazzell here. I have thirty years of small animal experience.
I am sorry that you are having troubles with your pet
My job here is to determine whether or not he or she needs to be examined and diagnostic tests run or if we can manage things at home
I will do my best to sort things out for you and give you my professional advice based on the history and clinical signs
That said, the more history I have the better the job I can do
Are you able to send me a photo of the incision?
I have the photo now and am reviewing it
Okay, are you still there?
Well the bad news is that this is not going to be amenable to surgical closure. There is no way that they will be able to bring those edges together.
There are really two options: Let it heal by second intention-> just let mother nature form granulation tissue and then have the surface re-epithelialize on its own
Have them put a mesh-expansion graft on there now
The second option will give a very nice resolution but is obviously much more expensive
The first option will take longer and require many bandage changes as it heals and will not be as cosmetic
I would have them remove the sutures for you as they will impede healing and then I would have your vet show you how to bandage the leg and get your the necesaary matreials. There is a specific way we want to do this to ensure it heals
Did you have more questions?
Are you still there?