Is there anything to put on stitches to make them feel better?
Our six month old pup was spayed yesterday, and came home today with an E-collar. So she can't get to her stitches, but I can tell she wants to - she keeps licking her back legs and anywhere close to that area.
When my kids have had stitches, they always say to keep them dry for several days, then to put a little bacitracin on them for the next few days so that they will not be itchy or get stuck to the skin. Is it different for dogs? My vet did not say anthing about it - just said to definitely leave the E-collar on 24/7, because she seems to be the kind of dog who will never leave it alone.
We had a dog once who chewed out the stitches in her foot after having a small growth removed - she had to have new stitches, and they took a loooong time to heal since they were not nice and neat like the original ones. So the pup is mad, but the collar stays on. Just want her to be as comfortable as possible.