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Old 11-12-2008, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just had my 2 year old male neutered and he is extremely swollen in the "sac" area. I took him to the vet today and they said he must be having too much activity. We only took him for walks around the yard on his leash. Has anyone else had this issue? Is it normal? He was neutered 5 days ago on Friday. I wish I would have read the post below before we took him because I think I would have changed my mind about having it done.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My 2 1/2 y/o had a terrible time with his neuter this past July. He did not bounce back for 2 wks. He was wretching, paranoid and in pain along with swelling. He was on antibiotics and pain pills. It took that long.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's normal. I've had a couple where I was like "wait a minute! Is this dog NEUTERED???"

Is the incision looking okay? No discharge? 5 days out is should be showing healthy healing skin, no angry red or other signs of infection. As far as the swelling, that will go down very soon. He may have some loose skin there for a while but at his age it will eventually tighten up and go away as well.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had an older foster dog that swelled up like a melon after being neutered.

Go out and buy 2 bags of frozen peas. Toss one in the freezer. Take the other bag and whack it on the counter top to break up the peas. Place the bag against the dogs groin area - on the swelling. Leave on until either the dog won't stay still or the peas are melted.

Toss that bag in the freezer and give the dog about 30 minutes before grabbing bag #2 and repeating the process.

Using TWO bags allows you to have one frozen and ready at all times.

Peas are the best because they are small and can shape themselves nicely.
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Yep, used peas when I first herniated the disc in my neck. Cheap and effective!
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick replys. He's got bruising but the incision looks fine. He is also acting normal and would run around if I would let him. I guess I feel better now and Im just gonna have to wait for the swelling to go down after time. I think the frozen peas is a good idea. Ill try that and tks again.
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If everything is healing okay and he's feeling okay, then yeah, it's just waiting for it to go down - and it will! Hang in there! Or not, as the case may be...
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Haha lol. He's hanging there a little to well for my liking.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted By: Lauri & The Gang Go out and buy 2 bags of frozen peas. Toss one in the freezer. Take the other bag and whack it on the counter top to break up the peas. Place the bag against the dogs groin area - on the swelling. Leave on until either the dog won't stay still or the peas are melted.

Toss that bag in the freezer and give the dog about 30 minutes before grabbing bag #2 and repeating the process.

Using TWO bags allows you to have one frozen and ready at all times.

Peas are the best because they are small and can shape themselves nicely.
Maybe you should mark the peas so you can throw them away when he is all healed and dont accidentally make them for dinner one night,too.

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Quote:Maybe you should mark the peas so you can throw them away when he is all healed and don't accidentally make them for dinner one night,too.
Why couldn't you make them for dinner? They're in a plastic bag, after all.
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