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Old 02-04-2019, 03:24 PM
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Red Bump In Dog's Stitches After Neutering

Hi, folks! This is my first post on this forum - hoping for help soon. I have a 6-month-old Westiepoo who got neutered on Friday (2/1/19). After the first night, I noticed some redness around his stitches that was swollen. It's day three and he's already starting to scab over, but what is this perfectly round, swollen bump in the middle of his stitches? Is this a normal part of healing, or does it look more like the start of an infection?

He seems perfectly fine - he's been happily snuggling with us, doing a small amount of play, and seems to be overall in good spirits, and no fever from what I can tell.

I'm going to call our vet in the morning, but I would like opinions to (hopefully) sooth my first-time dog mom anxieties until the morning.
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We had that with our girl who got spayed back in August. Turned the stitches under her skin werent dissolving like they were supposed to. They then irritated the skin over them, causing blisters.She eventually had to go back and have the inner stitches removed.
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Taking him back to have the incision site checked by your vet is always a good idea. There is always some swelling and bruising around the sx site. Make sure his is not licking the area and keep activity to a minimum. As far as a suture reaction that CEMartin2 mentioned it does happen but not often. When Savannah was spayed many moons ago she too had a reaction. My vet gave me the option of reopening the sx sit or just letting her body run the natural course of adsorbing the sutures. I chose the later. She was on antibiotics for 6 weeks until the site healed. I did not want to put her under again.

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