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Shasta was spayed on 2-16-08. Her stitches were removed this past Friday - 2-29-08. Sometime during that week, I noticed a swelling/firm lump on the left side of her tummy, a little to the left and directly underneath the incision. She is acting as hyper as ever - eating/drinking and going potty just fine. I do hope to get into the vet after work. Has anyone else had this happen? The area doesn't feel any warmer than any other area. Do dogs develop incisional hernias? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/angry.gif
 

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Abby developed a tiny lump as she healing from her spay. I was told by the vet it was scar tissue developing and not a problem. I would check with your vet though.
 

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It's the knot from the operation. You shouldn't worry about that too much, unless you see it getting infected or swell/red more than usual.
It will fade in time.
 

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Good to know what to watch out for. Bones gets her stitches out on Friday, so I'll keep an eye out for something like this in the next several weeks.
 

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Just wanted to say thanks for your responses - took Shasta to the vet last nite - she said it was normal for the little swelling and a little knot. She said just to watch it and Shasta, RE: her behavior/eating and if it changes for the worse to let them know. As long as she is acting like this-

I think she's doing ok. Actually, that is a pic I took earlier this year but she remains the hyper little girl that I love. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/gaah.gif

Ok - bak to work
 

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Xsara was spayed last week and she is also very hyper. I would like to keep her calm for a couple of days (she hurt her paw before she was spayed so she is supposed to rest a little), but she wants to run, jump and play so badly! Anybody has any ideas on how to keep her calm? We do tricks that don't require her to move a lot, but it's not enough to keep her busy ...
 

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I have to take Kioko in later this month for her spay...and I'm SO overly-worried about it. I'm being silly, I know, but she's doing so well! I don't want anything bad to happen to her. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif
 

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I was very lucky with Chloe. I had almost 10 days to be with her (during the Jewish holidays - October) so she was under my supervision all the time. Not it a crate.
I do have to say though, that it was a challenge keeping her from jumping up and down the sofa and the bed. The other good thing is that her spay was done by laser and the incision was 0.5 inch long, with only one suture. It healed up like magic.
Look:
 

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Wow, that's really amazing! Unfortunately laser operations on dogs are not possible here yet, but her scar is healing very nicely. I applied some EMT gel over it a couple of times, and it's really magical stuff. It's been 10 days since the operation so I'm letting her run a little now (but not too much). She feels great and I'm glad we did it, but it was a hard decision for me.
 

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The date for our spay is approaching. I'm being such a nervous ninny. I know it's the best thing for her and that it's just--well--necessary. I just wish we didn't have to do it.

My Kioko is doing so well. She's learning things and getting happy and secure. She's so much less jumpy and nervous.

I'm worried that we're gonna go in there and she'll come home needing to start all over with the house training and the neurotic "I'm scared of everything" stuff again.

Plus...they're gonna cut her open and remove things. I'm a wussy beagle mom.
 

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Amy, I've had so many dogs (both male and female) "fixed" in the past 35 years - and while I suppose it COULD happen, I've never had a problem with any of them. I had a big Chow cross that had been abused and I "dognapped" him - before you could say "Maxie" he had been taken to my vet, brought up to date on his shots and neutered. I'd only had him a couple of days at that time and he'd had a pretty rough "puppyhood" (he was about 2 years old). I was afraid he'd be really upset when I picked him up because we hadn't really "bonded" yet, but from the time I walked in to pick him up, he was "my dog". He was so happy to see me and he became one of the best dogs I've ever had. He crossed the rainbow bridge in 1995 - much too young, and is still greatly missed. I'm glad that your Kioko is doing so much better - but I'd be really surprised if she had any problems with her spay. I DO understand, though - I CRIED (the tough old lady who doesn't cry at anything) the whole day my Chloe was spayed, and when she had her anal gland surgery I was a nervous wreck! I'll be sending healing thoughts for little Kioko - AND you! Big hugs,
Glenda 'n the pack
 
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