09-14-2017, 12:24 AM
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It's been a long time since I've had a female that I had to spay...most of them I adopted and that was already taken care of.
I did, though have 4 pets, 3 dogs and a cat, who were spayed and I also kind of remember a bit of redness like that.
My cat, in fact, ripped her outside stitches, but thankfully not the muscle ones, so she had to go get sewed back up, but there was never an infection.
Call your vet and ask questions to be sure, maybe they have ways of looking at emailed photos so you don't have to make a trip in. But I would think that as long as there's no puss, extra heat around that area, or spidering of the redness out from the wound, that the incision is ok. You can also check you dog's gums...which should be a nice pink. Grey gums can indicate a dog is stressed, or sick, also loss of appitite can indicate a dog isn't feeling well.
Again, when in doubt, talk with your vet. It's better to call and be overly concerned than to hesitate because you feel embarrassed about fussing over your pet only to find out your first instincts were right.