help with belly bump after being spayed
my puppy was fixed 4 days ago and when i was finally able to rub her belly i noticed a lump. it isnot right under her stitches but of to the side i cant tell if its soft due to it bein to close to her stitches.it doesnt seem to hurt her and thou she still acts a little weird shes comin around. i am wondering if this is normal due to her surgery or somethin else.this lump is only on the one side to the other side of her stitches seem fine. olease help???
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My puppy had the same problem, she was just spayed last Friday. She had a long lump right to one side of her suture. I took her in to the vet because I thought it was a hernia too, but when I brought her in & they explained that she has stitches inside too, to stitch her muscles inside back together. So, the swelling was from those stitches being irritated & a little swollen. They told me to hold a cloth soaked in warm/hot water against her belly for about 10 minutes twice a day. This would help reduce the irritation. The swelling went down just a couple days after that.
Penny answered on Jul 27th.
I would ask the vet about it.
Thanks for doing some good for the dog world by spaying your dog!
Gray Dawn Treader answered on 7/26/08. Helpful? / 0
I would take Bella in and have your vet check it out. It sounds like it could possibly be a little hernia, which may have been pre-existing or which may have happened during the spay surgery.
Abby answered on 7/26/08. Helpful? / 0