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Vet Diary - Time Is A Great Healer

When a Jack Russell terrier was brought to the Stray Aid Animal Welfare Centre with a large gash in her shoulder, it was obvious that the injury was not fresh. From the smell and discolouration, the injury would have been caused at least a day or two before. The wound was bathed and the dog was put on antibiotics straght away. The plan was that with regular bathing and antibiotic cover, the wound would be safe to stitch after a few days, as the risk of trapping infection under the stitches would have been significantly reduced by then - in the same way that wounds in humans are not stitched immediately if infection is considered likely to follow. However, at the end of the 3-day monitoring period, it was obvious that mother nature was going to take care of this one!  

Jack Russell shoulder injury

Jack Russell shoulder healed

By the end of the week, the healing process was well underway, as you can see from the photo above, and by the time she was anaesthetised for spaying a few days later, the wound had completely healed. This was one instance where careful monitoring and first aid/pain relief/wound management were all that was needed to get this special girl sorted and ready to find her forever home, which I am pleased to say she did, very soon after.

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