My Sheltie was neutered 3 days ago and now his testile sack is swollen. I am worried because it is getting larger each day. He is eating fine and has been wearing a collar or a tee shirt to prevent licking. What is normal?
WHen our dog was neutered, his testicle sack also was swollen, to the point that it actually looked like he hadn't been neutered. Within a week or two, it started to shrink until there was nothing left of the scrotum except for a little flap of skin. So in my experience, the swelling isn't completely abnormal. Fluid leaking, however is abnormal, but since you havent seen that...
Is it swollen to the point that it's actually larger than it was when there were testicles in it? Does the dog seem in pain or discomfort? If you are worried about it, definitely you should take him to the vet and make sure everything is ok, but just be aware that the swelling isnt' completely out of the ordinary.
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Swelling is as large as before neuter. No leakage, but he is in pain and whines if we touch it. Have appointment with vet this morning. This is day 3 Monday after neuter on Friday. Male Sheltie rescue, about 3 years old. Has good appetite, but not peeing much.
Just noticed the date on this so it probably won't help the OP, but it could help someone else later. I had a male that did the same thing after being neutered. It looked like he had a plum for a scrotum. I gave him one tylenol 4x day (he was a big dog) for the pain and iced his scrotum every couple hours. This was all per vet advice. Heat is for pain, ice is for swelling. He tolerated the ice packs very well, would lay on the floor and spread his legs for me. It took about 3 days for the scrotum to go down. Check with your vet before giving your pet pain medication such as tylenol though. Hope this helps anyone else with the same problem.
By the looks of reading the comments it's better to wait and see how the swelling is, and use warm and cold to help ease the pups. You see I know a friend who is going through the same thing. Thanks so much for the info!
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