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Old 12-06-2012, 03:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Zefra had a reaction similar when she was spayed.

She ended up getting a antibiotic cream to put on twice per day. You can't even tell now (been a good month). She did pop 2 stitches though, which was the cause of the infection/rash.
It sounds like what my dog is having but its been almost 2 months after spay, the vet set it can take months for sutures reaction to heal. She does seem like she poped her stitches...
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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and there is also pus coming out and its red
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If there's a bit of suture sticking out can you cut it and pull it out? My boy had the same thing it's been 3 month and there's still 1 stitch in there that hasn't dissolved properly - I'll get it out eventually.
It may be worth trimming the hair around the area just to keep it a bit cleaner

My first dog had ACL surgery and I'm not kidding I found stitches still coming out of her leg 3 YEARS after the surgery. They caused no trouble if I saw one i'd cut it and pull it out.

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes I pulled it out after I did a warm compress couple of hours ago, it was like half a inch long. my poor baby suffered enough with this spay,although it didn't seem like it was hurting her...ugh im so frustrated with the vet Im not sure if i mentioned earlier but they wanted me to give her some really strong meds to reduce swelling which wasn't even that bad..im glad I didn't give it to her because the swelling was gone after a few days,,but now this problem...seriousely I don't even want to bother with the vet anymore...they just want to give u meds and send you on ur way.

Forgot to mention last time I was there I asked for some antibiotic cream they said she doesnt need it...

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Old 12-07-2012, 07:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Getting the suture out should solve the issue now
The Vetrycin might help if you want to put something on it but now that the "irritant" has been removed it should heal up just fine

Maybe you should try a different Vet? I find it really important to have a Vet I can trust and that I have a good relationship with.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Yes! Thank for checking up on her Mooch, it is pretty much not red and almost not swollen at all, I can breathe again lol and yes, deifinately will be picking a new vet...
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:49 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yay I know how you feel I always worry about my guys when there's something not quite right!
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #19 (permalink)
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My Keiko is having a reaction like that, except it's much, much worse (red bumps all down the suture line, and she's ripped stem to stern because of complications where they had to go back in).

Apparently, the vet had used some newer type of suture that takes longer to dissolve. Great. she's about 5 weeks post-spay and is back on antibiotics for a bit. I'm seeing some improvement, but I know it may take several more weeks for it to even look like the OP's picture. The red bumps pop and have pus. It's gross.
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Vetericyn is something you should probably try to
keep on hand for all kinds of little things, that stuff
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