Patients and employees had to all come look at the puppies. We were supposed to leave Stella at home, but I was afraid she would hurt herself in her crate being frantic about her missing babies. As you can see by the box in the picture, she does not like to be separated by her babies. She took two bites out of the box!
We took 2 cars to the vet- one with Cole and one with the dogs. I didn't want Stella to accidentally hurt Cole by turning or stomping around nervously with the pups in the front seat. She actually did well and slept in the back seat.
We discussed options to keep Stella from pulling out the stitches. If we used metal sutures it would be more difficult to pull than the others, but if she did (like Maximus) it would be more painful and damaging. We decided against metal sutures.