Do dogs have to be put back to sleep to remove stitches?

Answer

Unless your dog has stitches of the dissolvable type, you will have to see your vet remove your dog's stitches. Usually, all your dog needs is gentle restraint while your vet removes them using a special tool, but if your dog is particularly fractious, the vet may administer a sedative.

Updated on April 4, 2018

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How to Care for and Keep Dog Stitches Clean After Surgery
By Adrienne Janet Farricelli
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