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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
sindorei wrote:Or, if he will tolerate it, those big inflatable neck tubes that act the same as a cone, without being a cone.
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.
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