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My dog had his staples and drains removed after having them in for 15 days. After the vet removed them he was left with a 1 inch gap of an open wound and it’s quite deep as well.
The vet send as home with the wound open. He said it would heal on its own. Can someone tell me if this is common practice?
 

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I can't guarantee that this scenario is normal, but I can say that at times veterinarians will leave an open space in a laceration so it can drain. Depending on the injury sealing the whole thing could trap bacteria and fluid would build up.
 

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You'll probably going to want to call the vet and see what they would recommend.
 
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