"I used SutureSeal on a 4-year old DSH. She had a large laceration on her back leg that was not closeable. SutureSeal was applied, about 2 weeks later the wound was healed, there was not scab left and the hair grew back more than I expected. It seems the SutureSeal helped the wound contract, which minimized scarring. I have used SutureSeal only a couple of times, but I am impressed with the results."
“We used the SutureSeal on an adult female Grey Seal, the SutureSeal worked fantastic! As this animal is large and lives in the water, traditional bandages were not feasible. She did scratch at one incision and cause some dehiscence, but that had nothing to do with the SutureSeal and the other healed fantastically!
After cleaning and re-suturing, the opened incision, we used the SutureSeal again and it healed without incident. Having the suture seal to protect the incision from the environment facilitated faster healing.
We have already purchased another SutureSeal kit because it worked so well.
The product worked great and we were very happy with it. Since we have so many species that we cannot bandage, it is a phenomenal asset to our veterinary toolkit!
Dennis Michels, DVM
“We applied Suture Seal to that Brown Pelican wound today! This is very helpful in an aquatic species such as pelicans to be able to continue care outside and with access to water vs in a dry space for many days until the wound is completely healed.
I see SutureSeal as having the potential to be pretty invaluable in the treatment of these aquatic species, particularly in those that tolerate dry docking far less well than pelicans and cormorants, such as grebes/loons/other strictly aquatic/pelagic species. The amount of time until we are able to provide full access to water may be the difference between being able to rehabilitate a species or not!
Dr. Avery Berkowitz, Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network