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Old 11-27-2011, 03:49 AM
dogdoctor dogdoctor is offline
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Location: new zealand
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Re: Anyone repaired a tear in silicon?

I have sewn mine up. It is better if you get 1/2 circle round body needles with swaged on suture material and ideally use a needle holder. Line up all the irregularities and use simple interrupted pattern ie not continuous. You want the suture to butt the edges together not to evert or invert them. Oil the suture and pull through very carefully to avoid cutting through the silicon. Check for any gaps and put in another suture. Your local vet might supply the tool and suture. Nice people,vets. While you are there get her/him to show you how to tie knots using the needle holder. Saves on suture
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