Originally Posted by ckblv
Those pictures are just adorable. I am thinking his stiches are out now.
Thanks Cindy. Yes, finally on Friday evening when I got home, he looked so sad in his collar. I took it off and looked at his incision. It looked very well healed so I made the decision not to put his sleepers on. I watched him closely and he groomed every inch of himself, then in an instant pulled out the stitches.
I called the vet and they said if everything looked fine then he wouldn't need to be seen on Saturday morning.
Now, however, it looks as though there is still a lump under the skin and I know for a fact that there was nothing there when he pulled the stitches out the first 3 times. I'm just going to keep an eye and ensure that it is just swelling and will go down by itself in a bit of time. If not, back to the vet we go.
I just wanted to add that when I took the collar off and didn't put his sleepers back on, I was talking to him and asking him how good it felt and he was rolling around, stretching and giving me kitty kisses. I do believe he understood.