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Old 08-16-2013, 04:57 PM
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Swollen incision after spay

I may just be a worrier but We adopted a puppy from the local shelter 3 days ago. And this is day 2 post spay. The incision looks good except it is a tad swollen called the vet and waiting for a call back but thought I would ask you guys in the meantime.
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Nothing in that picture looks alarming to me. Obviously your vet will be able to tell you better than I, but I've seen lots of healing wounds.
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Honestly, it looks fine to me, too, but if you are worried, most vets will recheck for free--wouldn't hurt to do so.
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No, it doesn't look bad at all.

I'm so happy you made the call to the Vet to be sure.
So many wait too long to even inquire.

You are going to be a great pup owner!
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The vet said

The vet said she is probably. Too active
I have attached another pic this one shows the swolleness better.
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It still doesn't look bad, but she should be on crate/leash rest regardless for at least another week. (I prefer 10-14 days) Leashed potty walks only, no running/jumping/playing, etc. You can do a cold (dry) pack on it for about five minutes at a time throughout the day to help with swelling.

Check out this sticky for things to keep her entertained in the meantime: 20 Crate Rest Activities
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Bit of swelling is normal and that incision looks great! you can expect it to be a bit red, and swollen as thats the stitches doing their job to close it.
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Thank you everyone. I took her to the vet for a recheck. She is doing fine. We are a tad paranoid as we recently lost our 3 year old staffy mix. He was born with a diaphragmatic hernia that we had no idea of. The X-rays showed his small intestines wrapped around his heart and lungs. He got extremely sick and the vet told us that one of the intestines may have ruptured. So we had to put him down.
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Oh wow, that is so sad. I'm sorry for your loss. And it's totally fine to be hyper-vigilant about your pup! Plenty of us are.
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I am saddened to hear about your recent loss, I am very sorry.

I just wanted to commend you on how vigilant you're being! As others have mentioned, many people wait until its too late to seek a vet's help. A lot of us here are admittedly a bit paranoid when it comes to lumps, bumps & other mysterious symptoms in our dogs...but its the safest way to be!

Good luck & I hope you hang around the forum!
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