my little princess, who's a 10-month old yorkshire terrier, was spayed a little more than a month ago. after she healed, she started humping me and my boyfriend's feet whenever they are under the blankets! she does it to my hands too when i put them under the blankets as well. she would start biting our feet or hands, and then just starts humping! she doesn't do it when our feet and hands are not covered though. she never humped before she got spayed, and i thought female dogs don't do that? it's getting a little disturbing since she would do it EVERY time she sees our feet/hands under the covers!!! is it normal?? and telling her "no" doesn't work either! even if i physically move her away she would go back and start humping! and today she was humping my blankets! oh and another thing, she's got the stitches removed 3 weeks ago, but a few days ago, it started swelling a bit at the top of where the stitches started, like a big mosquito bite. i called the clinic, and the nurse said if it's not giving out any secretion it's fine, but the swelling is not going away, what should i do???? >.< someone please help!
Been there and done that. My little brat is not spayed and she humps everything in sight! Her favorite thing is my other dogs. It's quite when my pastor and his wife come over for dinner and Piper is goin at his shoes 90 to nothing. I simply ignore her. That is very hard to do but if I try to get on to her, she goes somewhere else and does it. If I ignore her, she stops eventually. My understanding is that it's a dominance thing of some kind but seriously...
Regarding the stitches, there should be no redness or swelling, especially after 3 weeks. I would keep an eye on that and watch for oozing or drainage of any kind. My brother in law's dog did that and somehow the vet had missed one of her stitches and it was still under the skin...caused a nasty infection. If it doesn't get better in a day or two, I would maybe let the vet take a quick peek at her.
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When I had my cats spayed, their incisions were very swollen and slightly red for sometime. The vet said it's b/c they use dissolving stitches inside and that is how the body reacts to them. The reaction is what causes them to dissolve.