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Old 02-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't like the look of it either. If she were my dog, I would take her in to have a vet look at it, preferably soon. If you don't do that, at the very least put Neosporin plus pain relief on it a minimum of 4 times per day, keep her quiet (no running or jumping), and keep a very close eye on it.

My Ivy was spayed in January and her incision didn't show near the redness or "open-ness". They used surgical glue for her though, no staples. Here is a photo of her incision at about 36 hours post-op, no redness, no "open looking" areas:
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree..I would put Neosporin on it too and that might help it heal better. Keep us posted as how Ivy is doing.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I would go with the neosporin with pain also. If it gets redder or feels warm, I would take her to vet. But, I admittedly am a bit of a hypochondriac when it comes to my babies.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It looks red to me too. Laurel and Violets weren't red at all, but they had sutures that were removed by the vet.
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Default (GRAPHIC) Spay Photo. Is this normal???

To me it looks like it's really red and maybe starting an infection, I would take her into any vet you can to look at it, especially if your not comfortable with the look of it. I hope everything's okay though


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Old 02-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Anna, thinking about Gucci. Is she ok?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Just keep an eye on it and use the Neosporin. It doesn't look alarming, just a little red and irritated (which is not unusual for using staples). Just be sure its not getting more red or swollen.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I know nothing about this but I really hope she's doing fine. Sounds like everyone's saying it's just a little irritated. I would have taken her to the vet just for peace of mind. I hope she is all better real soon.

I do want to add, our vet told us we should get in touch if it looked infected. And when I asked how would I know, he said it should basically look better and better each day, "If it doesn't, give me a call."
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:10 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I dont like the way that looks I would take her in tomorrow ...
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:01 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I got the Neosporin Plus pain and used that last night and this morning. Of course I took a picture AFTER putting the neosporin on so it looks AWFUL in the picture since it's all glossy.
This morning it was a little less swollen but the redness hasn't reduced too much.
Since they removed some teeth, they actually gave me an antibiotic (Clindamycin) liquid that I'm giving her twice a day. She's not acting like she's in more pain than I expected. She is eating and drinking. She has pee-pee'd normally, but hasn't pooped yet.
I am willing to take her to the EVet if need be, but I will see how it goes over the next few hours. I will post a photo in a few hours BEFORE I put the Neosporin so you can give me your opinion.
Thanks for all the feedback, everyone!!
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