She was drinking way too little water, but is now drinking more, in the last couple days. Older dogs, or those with existing health problems, are more at risk than young healthy pups, and some breeds also seem to have a greater incidence of anesthesia related problems
Login or Sign Up. Then there's also the more wide-reaching positive effect on the dog population which is achieved by reducing the number of unplanned litters born every day. Last edited by Angel ; , The current recommendations are to get the procedure done when a pup is between 5 and 7 months old. Print this page or turn it into a PDF. She wasn't concerned and said it was fine. The one thing our vet warned us the most about is that often there can be fluid collection at the incision.
Possible Complications for Dogs After Spaying It is the most common abdominal surgery performed on female dogs and most recover without incident. Dogs might develop lumps or swelling at the site of the incision.
I would have paid for it! Most of the reasons behind the push to spay your pup before she's sexually mature are health-related, but there are a few behavioral ones as well. Previous 1 2 Next. Depending on what's causing the swelling it may disappear by itself within a few days, or it might need some attention from your vet. If she has been very active, meaning doing anything but on leash walks, no jumping, running etc, seromas are common. And it felt hard not mushy. I've taken her out to potty on leash, so there's been no strenuous play.
It's also more expensive because of that. She gave Nika some antibiotics and anti-inflamatory meds, and wants to check back in next week. I've taken her out to potty on leash, so there's been no strenuous play.
She gave Nika some antibiotics and anti-inflamatory meds, and wants to check back in next week. Alternating hot and cold compresses can help reduce swelling and pain, but many dogs won't tolerate you messing with their 'sore parts' and if it upsets her for you to try it's best just to leave well alone. But, if there's any redness or pus, the area feels hot or seems especially painful when touched then there could well be an infection setting in and you need to get your dog veterinary attention right away so that you can nip it in the bud.
The vet said that it would go down over time and it was nothing to be concerned about, he said there are 3 more layers of stitches inside and as those desolved we would see improvement. If necessary exercise or play with her separately and no long walks or romps at the dog park. I would have paid for it! For larger and giant breeds, their first swelling after spaying female dog may not occur until a pup is 8 to 10 months old.
Dog Spaying - An Owner's Guide
Also, buy a dog thermometer and keep it handy. Help Contact Us Go to top. So happy I can help And yesterday, she almost fell down the stairs, but I was walking next to her, and I leaned on her and held her up, gave her a moment to quit shaking, and then she walked down the stairs successfully. Wet skin is much more likely to become infected and biting at the incision can cause stitches to get broken or pulled out - leading to infection or an open wound.
Spay or Neuter Care - The First Week After Surgery
She's spent some time out in the living room with me, but with her laying down. The current recommendations are to get the procedure done when a pup is between 5 and 7 months old. Good on you for going to someone else to get her the care you know Nika deserves! How active has she been?
She ate almost nothing for 2 days. If that is what is going on with your girl, I don't know.
Lots of activity, running, rough-housing or playing can also pull out stitches which are meant to stay in place for about 2 weeks before being removed by your vet. The largest raised point was at her belly button.
Dog Spaying After Care - all you need to know about caring for your female A large 'lump' or 'swelling' at the dog spay operation site (hernias and seromas).
Because wet skin is prone to infection, it's also important not to bathe your dog or allow her to swim, paddle or play in wet grass etc. Larger breeds are not nearly as mature at that age as smaller ones are and I prefer to wait until the big 'uns are around 9 months old before having them spayed. Plus the area of the country, or world, that you live in has a big impact on the cost of swelling after spaying female dog care, and everything else.
BUT, if she doesn't seem to get relief from the pain, it gets worse, or you haven't been given any pain pills for her and she's upset and uncomfortable get in touch with your vet and request them. And I can't believe I forgot to say like 3 days ago, I found her blanket had a stain
Spaying a female dog involves removing her ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus.. . all choose to spay your pup is a personal decision and one you should make after . Sometimes a dog will develop a swelling at the area of the incision itself.
This morning, I found she'd had an accident, and there was a tiny spec of brownish blood colored mucous stuff in her pee. If necessary exercise or play with her separately and no long walks or romps at the dog park. She is very attentive. Other than the pain medication there's not a lot you can do to help your dog, other than give her lots of TLC and be patient and understanding if she's a bit grouchy or clingy. The vet said that it would go down over time and it was nothing to be concerned about, he said there are 3 more layers of stitches inside and as those desolved we would see improvement.
Seroma: Complication of Surgery
Help Contact Us Go to top. It could be a seroma. She now has a big lump at the surgery site.
And I can't believe I forgot to say like 3 days ago, I found her blanket had a stain If she were mine, I would get it checked regardless. There are all sorts of things that can cause this and it's not unusual. It's also possible to spay a dog who is pregnant, at least during the first month of pregnancy. Leaving the vet, she was very drugged, still and she tried to jump up into the car, and she was only able to get her front half up, and then, thump, her abdomen hit the car and she couldn't get up the rest of the way without help. Put a call into your vet in the morning.