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03-16-2014 03:44 AM
Neko I guess in mature males, it takes a bit longer for them to look like they are fixed? no idea how much swelling is ok.
03-15-2014 05:05 PM
Neko Thank you Rebel, he is getting supervised breaks from the cone. He does try to go after the surgery sites so we are being careful. He is doing better with the cone now so better safe than sorry for few more days almost there! I can't wait until he is allowed to bounce off the walls again.
03-15-2014 05:02 PM
RebelGSD look good, both. if you can supervise and he does not lick the incisions excessively, you can take the cone off so he can take a break. i rarely needed the cone after the spay and neuters of my fosters. A crazy lab foster figured out how to break the cone and free himself within 10 minutes. he destroyed 3 cones and I gave up after that.
03-15-2014 05:00 PM
Neko You guys are the best team ever. I appreciate all of the feedback and it's very helpful for us first time going thru this.
03-15-2014 04:51 PM
Saphire I think both look very good. Minimal swelling and nice and clean looking

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03-15-2014 04:42 PM
Sunflowers Hernia looks great.
As for the other, I will let those with experience chime in.
03-15-2014 02:39 PM
Gwenhwyfair Been through a few spays with my girls and Ilda bonus surgery laproscopic gastropexy so two incisions for that!

Some dogs do react to the dissolving sutures under the skin. Ilda was even a little allergic and as time went on the skin had healed but the incision areas became itchy and a little puffy. Had the vet look at it and confirm it looked to be an allergic reaction.

With the incision sites just watch for swelling, in other words swelling should go down, not get worse. Excessive redness and weeping.

As for the neuter, with the more mature males it can be a bit more traumatic and cause the bruising so at this point I think what you're seeing is normal.

What I'd watch for is changes, increases in swelling, weeping or puss or loss of appetite, lethargy and other signs of unwellness.

Sounds like Z is doing just fine.

I'd check with the vet just to be safe, before releasing him to full craziness.

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I am just stresses because it has been so hard to keep him calm and how would I know if he messed something up below the skin. I was told that after today we should be out of the water, but to keep the cone on for remainder of the time. So I guess next Friday we can resume him being a normal dog?
03-15-2014 02:24 PM
Neko I am just stresses because it has been so hard to keep him calm and how would I know if he messed something up below the skin. I was told that after today we should be out of the water, but to keep the cone on for remainder of the time. So I guess next Friday we can resume him being a normal dog?
03-15-2014 02:22 PM
Neko Yep the vet told me that where hernia is, there is stitches inside and they will take months to dissolve and surgical glue on the skin on the outside.

He also mentioned that after the bump goes down a bit and straitens out, I will be able to see a lump from stitched under the skin for a long time.

Thank you for the opinion, I really am clueless. The vet asked me if I see inflammation and I told him it looks like he was not fixed lol... Than he said is it like grape fruit? and I sad no it's floppy.

Once again thank you.
03-15-2014 02:21 PM
SummerGSDLover Both look fine to me. I wish my vet did the hernia repair that small. Mine got an incision that was three inches long.

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