Well, *someone* should take them out (at the proper time when the cut is healed, of course). Why would you not want to? My vet always does the stitches removal as part of the cost of the first appointment, so we just drop in about ten days later and he takes them out and the office call is free. Why not have the vet take them out?
The reason we don't leave stitches in after the skin is healed is that either the skin will grow over them (but not on an ear) and it will be a foreign object in the skin, or they might get infected, or simply could get snagged on things. The skin itself, even with a scar, is smooth, pliable, living tissue. Having something embedded in it that is not smooth or living, is asking for future problems.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.