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.