Iowa State University Veterinarian

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The patient in this case was a six year old female dachshund named Penny. Four weeks previously, the referring veterinarian performed a spay on the dog and due to postsurgery complications, placed her on an electric heating pad. The result was a third degree burn involving 20% of the body area, located entirely on the dog's back. An eschar had formed and this was partially removed by the referring veterinarian. Th dog was presented with a large amount of granulation tissue filling in the would site.