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02-11-2014 11:21 AM
RiverDan I just finished reading about this last night. (Getting Baron ready for this) I read bruising and swelling is somewhat common. To the point that some people think the procedure wasn't done.
But ask you vet
02-11-2014 11:02 AM
Sheriandloki It has gone down a fair bit since the op. Was more worried about the bruising. When we got him home the sack was totally empty and now it is swollen but from what I've read that's normal? I don't know :S my last dog came to us castrated.

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02-11-2014 08:40 AM
gsdsar That actually looks ok to me. There is no bruising around the incision, there is no significant swelling on the scrotal sac.

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02-11-2014 03:00 AM
Sheriandloki Attachment 178162Attachment 178170

He's a wriggle bum and won't keep still but these are the best images I could get. The sack is still purpley red and I called the vets twice and they've told me it's normal to have bruising. I don't want to take him back if I can help it as he's terrified of them and any experience there is so distressing for him that he might end up doing more harm than good and tear the stitches.
They won't give him anything to calm him down either so they just end up chasing him round the room trying to look at him.

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02-10-2014 05:31 PM
cethlen1621 Our rescue had been that same way from the shelter. Call the vet to be sure, but our guy was ok. It gradually got better without any pain or infection for him. Good luck!

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02-10-2014 08:05 AM
Originally Posted by JakodaCD OA View Post
I also would contact the vet, swollen it shouldn't be,
I agree. It scared me enough to do so.
02-10-2014 08:03 AM
JakodaCD OA I also would contact the vet, swollen it shouldn't be,
02-10-2014 07:47 AM
llombardo This just happened to my dog. First time I ever seen it, should have expected it with this one(he is always in trouble). Rushed him back to the vet and they said it was fine. I can't even put the conversation my son had with me, let's just say he wasn't happy considering I made him go with the dog in the middle of a snow storm I don't know if it makes a difference but his stitches were dissolvable. Oh and they did have me do cold compresses, I think that was to make me feel better.
02-10-2014 04:49 AM
NancyJ Call the vet. Grim had that happen and they had to drain it and put him on antibiotics.
02-10-2014 03:35 AM
SummerGSDLover Did you mean to post a photo?

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