Re: How long for post-weaning mammary glands to dry up?
I just picked up Miss Lacey. Before I left, the vet called. I told them that they didn't need to call me unless something was wrong, so I was pretty worried.
The vet said that her spay was very routine. However, she has severe mastitis. One gland was still full of milk but another with yellow pus. The vet was pretty concerned, advised that I closely monitor her behavior for sepsis. The first vet didn't seem to concerned about mastitis, as Lacey hadn't been showing any indication of pain or irritation. But I guess when this vet was able to really look at her while she was under anesthesia, she was able to see that there clearly was an infection. I mean, this particular gland was easily the size of a large egg, and she is a tiny cat!
So, she sent us home with 14 days worth of Clavamox, and strict instructions to bring her back ASAP if her behavior changes at all. Right now she is battling the cone, but did scarf down a small amount of wet food (all I gave her) and had a good drink of water.
She is a very, very lucky girl to have been given a second chance and I feel so fortunate to be able to help her.