Quick run down of the whole story..... My 9mth old cat cut himself last week (friday)on his leg, right on the knee joint,a bad cut barely missing a tendon,cut was about 3-4 inches in length. anyhoo i took him to vets immediatly where he was sedated and stictched up given pain killers and antib's. I took him yesterday for check up and the nurse removed his stitches,she did give the wound a good looking at first...i was sent away happy and not given any special measures to take with puss so thought thats that then! anyway, within a few hours the wound had reopened looking dreadfull and much much bigger and worse than when i first took him in,the poor thing was distressed and wouldnt let me near him this was around 11pm lastnight.. i tried contacting my vets emergency number.......no answer! but did have an automated message stating the nearest emergency animal hospital,who i rang and the vet offered advice and the option to take puss there lastnight or get to my vets at 8.30 this morning. i choose my own vets as the hospital was an hours drive and i had had a couple of glasses of wine.. So i take puss to my vets this morning at 8.30 and have a little moan about why were the stitches taken out if they wernt ready to be and hence caused puss and myself distress and a sleepless night,the nurse seemed very offish with me as id had a moan but FFS im bloody angry! Do i have reason to be or should this have been expected? also posted in pets in the hope for a vets view.
YABU Animals like humans can have wounds that look perfectly healthy and the stitches ready to come out. sometimes however if there is any underlying infection or the wound is overstressed it can burst open.