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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Question about surgical incision

My Sophia is 4 days post op for spaying. Up until last night her incision was pretty flat. This morning I noticed it was not quite as flat. Not bulging. Hard to explain. Maybe puckered is the word I want? Not opening, no redness at all. I have kept her as quiet as possible since I brought her home, but being a kitten she doesn't stay still! At what point should I be concerned? I had her spayed at a local shelter because it was no cost to me but as soon as you leave they tell you to see your Vet for any issues. Of course I will take her if needed but at this point does it sound normal?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 08:03 AM
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Sounds pretty normal, sometimes the skin has a reaction to the absorption of the sutures. Just monitor to ensure it's not open, red or weepy.


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Amelia's incision puckered a bit but then it flattened out and healed up well. I hope it is the same for Sophia.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2015, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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I've decided to take her to the Vet pretty much to ease my mind. The very bottom of her incision looked a teeny bit scabby to me, but I am having trouble getting a good look because she is not very cooperative about letting me look! I hope I haven't done the wrong thing by giving her too much freedom already. Fingers crossed!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2015, 11:36 PM
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My Pickle got spayed when she was barely over 2 pounds - my original pair were spayed and neutered well before I got them and my rescue was 7-8 months old and a boy. Pickle's incision was really puckered and didn't look particularly stitched well for the first three weeks I had her home, but I didn't exactly know what to expect, y'know? She seemed to have a little bit of discomfort in the litterbox, but otherwise was tearing around like a tornado from day one.

I always err on the side of worrywart myself, but I'll bet your girl will be just fine.
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Everything is fine with Sophia. I was just being an overly worried Momma and the Vet said that is perfectly normal. He ruled out any major issues by palpating her abdomen. Most likely is just some post surgical bruising and the slight swelling and pucker will go away in due time. Her temp was normal(boy did she not like that!) and since she is eating well and using the box as normal he said nothing to worry about. He even gave me a $20 break on the office visit fee!

I am glad I went.
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I'm just like you and head to the vet at the first hint of a problem. My motto when it comes to my furkids is...better safe than sorry!


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