open wound after spaying
Our recently addition to the family kitty was spayed a week ago, she was pregnant. After surgery our Vet told us to apply an ointment based on zinc oxide. However her wound would not heal completely but just on the edges. The middle part of her wound is still quite pink and swollen, reason why the Doctor prescribed a new ointment Iruxol based on enzymes collagen and anti-inflammatory pills. After a day we have noticed no change, wound in the middle still looks pink, and after cleaning, a pink liquid comes out on the gauze. She is still taking her antibiotics 10 days in a row as prescribed. So my question is: should we give it more time to heal? or should we get a new ointment, could you recommend any? (today it's 8 days after surgery)
Thank you so much in advance for your answer.
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If your vet just saw her yesterday it may just need a bit more time to heal. If I misunderstood and its been several days you should probably take her back for a recheck. Either way its worth calling your vet to ask them how long it should take before you see an improvement and what to look for.
Sassy (2001-2012) answered on 2/16/11. Helpful? / 0
Sassy's right, as usual. Remember we aren't vets here and your own vet is the only one who can make a diagnoses and change the ointment if necessary. An abortive spay is more serious than a regular spay. The wound will heal from the edges first, but the fact that there's a drainage is concerning. Incisions do look pretty horrific if you've never seen one before, but by now, she should be healing. I wonder if she isn't allergic to something? The ointment? The stitches? Do not apply anything to the spay site without your vet's specific approval. She needs a prescription medication and not something you'd pick up at the pet mart. If it were me, IMHO, I'd keep in daily contact with the vet. In this age of texting, you can even text them photos of her incision and ask if there's cause for concern. Unless there was an issue with the spay, such as a dead kitten who caused an infection, the incision should be more healed by now. Let us know how she's doing. Hope everything is OK really soon!
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 2/17/11. Helpful? / 0