Guest AimeeBee Posted November 1, 2015 Share Posted November 1, 2015 George caught a skunk in the backyard five days ago and earned himself a bunch of bites/scratches and a cut under his chin/jaw that had to be sutured. He has been taking Clavamox twice a day (has 3 days left) and was on Rimadyl (Friday morning was his last dose) twice a day as well. We were instructed to not let the stitches get wet and he has been leaving the area alone from what I can tell, so no cone of shame. However, today the underside of his jaw seems pretty red/bruised -- moreso than it was all week. Should I be concerned, or is this just a normal part of healing that is more apparent on a light-skinned dog? The area feels warm, but he has no strange smells/drainage coming from it and allows me to touch his face with minimal fuss. Sorry for the silly question but I've never had to handle stitches/incision care before -- trying to know when to worry and when to just go with it. I already have a follow-up appointment scheduled with his regular vet on Tuesday to see if the stitches can come out, but if it seems like something to call about sooner then I'll do that. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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