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Old 02-09-2013, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a picture of Gucci's spay incision after about 24 hours. Is this a normal look for it??? I have never had a pet, so I don't know what they should look like. I'm concerned because I've seen a few people post theirs after about a week and they look completely healed.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It looks a bit red and irritated. You can apply some neosporin with pain plus and keep an eye on it. It looks "pinched" because it was closed with staples. Be sure she is not licking it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It look a bit red. Can you call the vet and let them know? I agree that you should put Neosporin or I would put on Bacitracin.
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I used Neosporin plus pain and put a onesie on Sasha, she wouldnt' leave it alone other wise... See how it does for a couple days, if it feels warm and more red, call the vet...
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The vet isn't going to be in until Monday. She hasn't been licking at it. She wasn't walking until about noon today. She'd just stand there. Now she's walking and seems to be ok. She's on pain meds, which I believe is making her sleepy, so she's doing a lot of napping, but she seems to be better.
I'm just not sure I'm comfortable with the look of it. What should I do??
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I'd do what Jackie suggested.

If it doesn't look better or looks worse or has other signs of infection (vomiting, fever, etc)... I'd head to the Evet.

Otherwise I'd take her in Monday just to be safe.

Grace's had no redness.
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The vet isn't going to be in until Monday. She hasn't been licking at it. She wasn't walking until about noon today. She'd just stand there. Now she's walking and seems to be ok. She's on pain meds, which I believe is making her sleepy, so she's doing a lot of napping, but she seems to be better.
I'm just not sure I'm comfortable with the look of it. What should I do??
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If you are not comfortable with it - take her into the Evet now.

You are her Mom and you have to use your gut on this, because we aren't there.

It's better to take her in, get her seen, and get reassured then to worry sick all night

Like I said - Grace's had no redness.

Gus's after 24 hours started getting red and puffy. Turned out they were infected due to allergy of sutures (internal).... He needed antibiotics.

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It dose not look to bad. A little inflammation at the staple sites that can sometimes cause a little redness. Keep an eye on it if the redness starts spreading out from the wound call the vet right away. The first signs of infection include 1) redness, 2) heat, 3) swelling, 4) drainage and 5) odor. The neosporin and a onesie is a great idea. Licking will make it worse and cause infection.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Awwww poor little Gucci. Sorry I can't tell you if its normal or not but just wanted to send little Gucci some "feel better soon hugs".
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Just Want to say Hi To Gucci And Hope That She Will Be Feeling Great Real Soon. Thinking of You,Yogi*
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