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Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:32 pm
by AbbyGirl352
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Is the redness normal? I was in the hospital the first 2 days and my mother let him run around like normal and just let him lick and chew on his incision sites. I'm a little worried about it and am thinking I should take him back to the vet in the morning.

Sorry for the poor quality pic, but I have to catch him unawares as he won't let me get a pic other wise.

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:36 am
by heartbullies
Awww. Looks like he has really irritated the skin by licking and chewing. Put a cone on him. It will take longer to heal so he may need the cone for over a week. Keep the incision site clean and dry. He may need oral antibiotics if he gets an infection.

Hope he and you both are feeling right as rain very soon!!

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Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:37 am
by Red
Mom should have not let the dog lick his incision site, he needed an Elizabethan collar for precaution and the area kept clean.Is he on any antibiotic? Some redness is not unusual, but I'd take him in and see what the vet thinks, just in case.

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:30 am
by AbbyGirl352
I'm taking him in today, I just don't like how it looks today.

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:38 am
by BabyReba
oh, poor guy. that looks really uncomfortable. hope he heals up quickly!

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:13 am
by Sarah
Yeah, I'd get that checked, to be safe.

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:46 pm
by pblove
did you get him in to his vet?

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:21 pm
by AbbyGirl352
Yes he went back. he is now on an antibiotic and we tried a cone and he completely flipped out. Dexter started screaming and flopping around like a fish out of water, Dr. Fischer thought he would do more damage to himself with the cone than with out. He is also on strict crate rest, and only short, leashed trips outside to potty. which we were doing anyway.

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:26 am
by pblove
I hope your soon in the best of health Dexter

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:28 am
by AllisonPitbullLvr
Try boxer shorts instead if the cone. I hate using a cone unless it's absolutely necessary (fostering Ava who had to wear a cone almost the entire time she was here was brutal!)

I didn't want to put one on Gioia so she's wearing hubby's Tshirt instead.

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:01 pm
by sindorei
I second shorts or a belly band or bitch panties. Or, if he will tolerate it, those big inflatable neck tubes that act the same as a cone, without being a cone. basically just makes it so he cant bend his neck in a U to reach back there, but he can still reach his front feet, water, food, toys, etc. Good luck! and yell at your mom!! that was very irresponsible and for someone whos raised at least 1 kid (do you have sibs?) she should know better! :po:

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:34 pm
by Nichole
sindorei wrote:Or, if he will tolerate it, those big inflatable neck tubes that act the same as a cone, without being a cone.


Like this?

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Violet much preferred it over a cone. The downside is it doesn't last as long as a cone does. Violet had to wear it for a while, maybe a month or a little longer (allergy issues) and we had to go through two of them because one got a hole in it. But other than that they're great.

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:56 pm
by dogs4jen
They have sturdier donuts Nichole. I used one for Roscoe for his knee surgery, and it worked pretty well. He seemed to consider it his personal pillow and tolerated it surprisingly well. It was a total failure for his front feet though when he had to have surgery on them, but I would think it would be fine for a neuter.
http://www.amazon.com/UNITED-PACIFIC-PE ... 09&sr=1-21

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:47 pm
by sindorei
awww that one you got Nichole looks adorable and sad at the same time. The Amazon link is the style I meant. Iv used them and they work well and dont seem to freak dogs out at all.

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:00 pm
by Nichole
Violet used it like a pillow. She'd just flop down and viola! Instant pillow. She didn't do that "I'm so embarrassed/ashamed/pitiful" show that she did with the cone.