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Chapter 8: Table of Contents


Note that the vaginal tunic is not typically transected or sutured closed in dogs.  Close routinely by apposing the three edges of subcutaneous tissues (left, middle, and right) in a simple interrupted pattern with small diameter (3-0 or 4-0 depending on the size of the patient), absorbable, monofilament suture. Close the skin with non-absorbable suture and the pattern of your choice, or better yet, appose the skin with an intradermal pattern using small diameter, absorbable suture material on a cutting or reverse cutting needle.  Make sure to bury the knot!

Canine Castration: Closing

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