Ace and Summer are acting like they never even had surgery (and they just got fixed on Tuesday!!). They are chasing each other and running around. They haven't messed with the glued incision yet so they don't have the cones on when I am with them (only when I leave). The vet said to keep them in their crates for 10 days, unless they are eating or going potty. That seems mean to me, I cannot crate them when I am in the apartment. My my question is, should I be letting them play with each other? Right now theyre on the bed playing with a ping pong ball and it falls and they chase it. Should I take it from them and put them in their crates? They don't seem to be in any pain at all today but I don't want their incisions to open. Thanks =0) **Kris, Abby, Ace & Summer
I've never had anything "stiched up" with the glue, except my daughter's ankle. She shut the door on the back of her foot some time back. She was still able to walk so I guess it's ok. I know when Bailey had her staples they told me not to let her run around too much and try to keep her calm. Ha! But she was fine, I was the one worried, as usual. How is it with the glue? Have a good day! Rusty the Golden Retriever http://www.dogster.com/?68489 Bailey the Pug http://www.dogster.com/?68491 Ariel the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?68494 Lady the Greyhound http://www.dogster.com/?78537
I dont know why this vet used glue. I hadn't heard of it before, but actually the incision is barely visible. I remember when Abby was spayed and she was all stiched up and it looked terrible. But Summer isn't acting like she is in pain today and she has been jumping around all over even though I've tried to keep her calm.
Please watch it really good,when one of puppies was spayed they used this stupid glue instead of good ol American stitches,I didn't let her have any activity at all and she busted wide open. She had to go in for surgery. A simple spay turned into one nightmare.
I never knew about the glue until my daughter got the back of her ankle cut. I didn't know they did it on dogs either. I guess you should keep a close eye and maybe try to keep her from running around. When Scout gets on she may know more about it if the vet she works for uses it. I would like to know too. Have a good day! Rusty the Golden Retriever http://www.dogster.com/?68489 Bailey the Pug http://www.dogster.com/?68491 Ariel the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?68494 Lady the Greyhound http://www.dogster.com/?78537
i found you !!! okay well we don't use glue for our spays but we do have a doctor who uses glue for the neuters. there are 2 to 3 layers of regular stitching under the skin layer which is the only layer that is glued. if the glue does seperate those sutures underneath should still hold and keep everything together. i would calm their activity down from your description. especially the jumping on and off the beds to get their ball. is it a high bed or is it your boyfriends mattress on the floor ? if its on the floor then that is okay. to much running and jumping puts added stress on the area and delays healing time. it can also cause what is called a seroma (sp). which is a buildup of serous fluid under the skin. kind of like a dilute bloody liquid. it isn't so much a problem with ace as it is with summer. if summer busts the glue and the stitching her whole abdomen is exposed while with ace it isn't his abdomen being exposed. if you notice a bump developing over the glued area ti could be either the serous fluid building or a reaction to the internal suture material. if it is a reaction then you have to wait about 2 months for those internal sutures to break down and be absorbed by the body and then the bump will go away. if it the serous fluid build up, the body will eventually absorb that also but if there is too much it will have to be drained off. i am so glad they are both back to normal and ace is getting along with summer well. but it is important that their activity be limited at least for the first 5-7 days. i know its hard. maybe while they are out of their crate you can give them some bones with peanut butter in them or something that they will chew quietly and lasts a long time. sorry so long. btw, if summer or ace should seperate the glued skin layer take them back and have them stapled. they can put staples in w/out them having to be anesthestitized again.
Thanks Scout, it isn't as much Summer as it is Ace. He is off the wall. But she isn't exactly resting either. Thanks for all of the advice, I am going to try and keep them calm for the next week. My bf's bed only has a frame and matress, no box spring. So it's pretty low. We still have the stairs out of throw pillows that he's always used to he hasnt been jumping off of it. Thanks for the info Ill be watching Summer's incision closely.
When I had my male bunny Popcorn [R.I.P] fixed (we had a female and didnt want more bunnies, but we kind of found out a little too late) they used the glue on him. So I had to keep him in a cat carrier next to my bed.