I just had my 8 month old puppy spayed a week ago. I thought everything went well until today. In the morning, she was fine, but by 8 pm I noticed a large bump where her incision was made. She does not pull or lick her wound. It does not look infected. In fact, she does not complain of pain. She is acting very normal running around the house. Throughout the week, their were no signs of complications. Her suture area didn't even leak like I was told it might. It looks a bit pink but not read or infected. Should I worry? Is this normal? Will the pump go away by itself or should I go to the vet? This is my fist dog being spayed, so I don't know what to expect. Are their any BIG warning signs I should look for?
It can happen and if you do take her into the vet, they will address it and she will be fine probably giving you some Cephalxin (antibiotic for tissue related things). You should take her in, you dont want to let it get out of hand, ALWAYS better to be safe then sorry, let the vet address it. Good Luck!!
Bella had an allergic reaction to the sutures which caused a lump to appear even though she was fine otherwise. She was put on antibiotics for 2 1/2 weeks and restricted activity for a month (not fun for an aussie mix). The swelling took about a month and a half before it went completely down, and she is now lump free (and no restricted activity - running around like a wild thing!).