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Keeping a Dog From Biting Stitches

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Dogs and other pets typically will try to bite or scratch at their stitches. This is a guide about keeping a dog from biting stitches.
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March 11, 2010

When Millie, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was spayed, she hated wearing the collar she got from the vet. To keep her from licking the stitches, I bought a pack of baby vests. I pinned them up when she went out to the toilet and fastened the press studs after she had been. I was able to leave her unsupervised especially during the night, knowing she wouldn't be licking the stitches.

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The wound was kept clean and healed quickly, and Millie was quite happy and comfortable in her little vest

By lanky liz from Scotland

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March 11, 20100 found this helpful

Good tip!

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March 11, 20100 found this helpful

Here is a photo of the invalid after her operation.

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March 12, 20100 found this helpful

Great idea, or at least for my nerves and, also, for Big Al that is getting fixed in a couple of weeks.

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January 31, 20130 found this helpful

Great idea! When my sweetie pup had stitches, (more than once) I put a modified T-shirt on her.

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