My dog got bit by a pitbull and had surgery. I paid $2,248 dollars. Now they want me in seven days to go to the veterinarian to have them removed. Does anyone know how much they charge to remove stitches?
It’s usually free (since your dog had surgery there)
The visit is considered a recheck there should be no charge.
I have never had a vet charge for removing stitches when I have had them do it.
That being said I take my animals stitches out myself if there is no other reason for the vet to see the animal. It is quite easy.
Since you can’t afford the stitch removal do it yourself. Stiches can generally come out in 10-14 after surgery. Snip & clip the knot, then gently pull with a pair of tweezers. Usa a very small sewing scissors or something like that. Make sure you and dog are relax, jerking kicking & screaming could lead to another cut from the scissors. Have some one help you restrain the dog. Most Vet’s want you to come back to check the would for infection, improper healing and such. Removing stitches is small beans. Yes they need to come out-would you leave stitches in yourself?
the cost is usually included with surgery best to call the vet and ask
They don’t charge for removing stitches. That is part of what you have already paid for.
Normally covered as aftercare.
God you must feel very bitter paying that amount of money when your dog was attacked by another dog.
So very sorry and hope he is ok.
it should be free…it is a follow up check don’t take the stitches out yourself..you need the vet to check and make sure everything is healing right..
id ask the vet. you have probably already paid for it as part of the surgery.
This is considered as a followup or after care. I don’t think …at least in my experience, ever had to pay for this service.