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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:22 pm 
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My Moonpie dog got real excited on a hunt yesterday and apparently sliced her lip a good inch or two... It looks pretty clean, but I was considering stitching it. I don't know if it will stay stitched very long, though. With it being on her mouth it may cause more trouble than it's worth. Anyone ever stitched a dog on the lip? Or would it just be better to leave it alone?

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:16 pm 
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Unless you think it needs to be stitched to heal properly, like the flaps of skin aren't staying together, she'll probably be OK without it. Sadie has actually had two hog related injuries on her lips. One was a perfect set of shoat teeth marks on the side of her nose. No surprise that the shoat didn't win :)) Then at the December TnT bay she bit right through her lip. It was very clean and pretty small, but it healed up completely on its own and didn't leave a scar.

If you stitch it, you're gonna run the risk of her either pulling them out on accident or on purpose. And if it gets ragged, that might cause more damage than the original cut.

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:43 pm 
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Alright, that's kinda what we were thinking, too. I don't want her to rip herself up any more than she already is.

This was that first time she decided to try to catch she got beat up pretty badly... We all expected her to just bay, but I guess she was feeling pretty confident. She got a good whack to the front of her chest and we thought she was going to bleed out and die. When we got the vet all they did was give her some steroids, pain pills, antibiotics, and a smiley-faced wrap that cost $300... lol. Luckily, we were able to get her home and get her on some fluids and she is looking great now and has earned herself a comfy seat on the sofa for the next few days.

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 Post Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:15 pm 
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Wow! Bless her heart! Hope that the couch and meds do the job and she heals up just fine!

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She's fine and running around again already. :)

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:52 am 
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Glad that the couch did the trick!! :))

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