10-08-2017, 02:52 PM
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| | Not sure.
It's been 5 days - does the lump still hurt when touched?
Is she eating well, happy in herself?
In the upper photo, is the lump near / under the teat that appears swollen & has some pinkened skin around it?
In the upper photo, it's to the Rt of center, & above her midline. // The skin looks suspiciously pink, like inflammation - mastitis? A bruise that hasn't colored yet?
If she jumps around, HERNIAS can develop - the muscles of her abdomen have been cut thru, & only the stitches keep her guts in place till they heal, which takes a good 10-days. On-leash walks only, NO jumping whatever, not onto the sofa, not off the car seat to the ground, none, zero, zip, nada. / Help her up, keep her leashed, LIFT her down.
If U leave the house, crate her so she can't hop up, & have her wear a cone-collar so she doesn't mess with the incision.
If she won't relax in a cone-collar, use a padded cervical collar AND a snug-fitting T-shirt with long sleeves, secured at her waist with an Ace bandage that's overlapped & pinned thru the T-shirt fabric *and* the Ace-wrap with 3 or 4 large safety-pins, like diaper-pins, so she can't slide that pointy nose under the shirt to fiddle with the stitches or the wound.
Are her stitches out yet?
good luck, hope the lump has resolved already,