|Barked: Mon Jan 7, '13 5:54pm PST |
|Kali Neal, Fritz didn't run away, he was caught IN his fenced yard!
Fritz, my vet read me all the horror stories about getting an incision along the shin to heal when my GSD had a tumor removed. It was malignant so they had to take wide margins. He used staples instead of suture material. We did leave the staples in for three weeks but when they were removed it was completely healed and looked great!
If I remember correctly, I used vitamin e oil on the incision AFTER initial healing was started, I think from day 4 or 5, to keep it soft and supple.
And, in spite of the path report recommending amputation, my vet did a GREAT job with those margins and she lived for five more years before it returned when she was 13 years old!
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