If you want to take care of your pet’s wound, you can buy suture and needle online. There are many stores that offer suture supplies. Some even offer suture that already comes with needles.
When you buy a suture, you will choose between absorbable and non-absorbable synthetic suture. Most people prefer the absorbable type of synthetic suture because it is more convenient as it does not require manual removal. An advantage of non-absorbable suture is its strength. However, absorbable sutures are also durable. Look for a brand that is known for tensile strength. You can also read reviews to know how other pet owners think of the absorption.
Make sure to check the material when buying synthetic sutures. Some good materials are polydioxanone for absorbable suture and polypropylene for non-absorbable suture.
You should also look at the absorption rate when buying absorbable sutures. Most manufacturers indicate it on the package but you can also read reviews to check other consumers’ experience. Normally, a suture should be 70 to 80 percent absorbed after two weeks. The thicker ones would require one to two months to be fully absorbed.
If you will be able to find the right brand of suture, you should not have any trouble about it closing the skin’s opening while the skin naturally heals. The good absorbable suture should break down naturally while the non-absorbable type should provide unstitching instructions.
Lastly, you will need to dispose the needles properly. The needles must be placed in a container that cannot be pierced before throwing into the trash can.