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Old 12-21-2012, 11:09 AM
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Reaction to suture post neuter?

Has anyone of experienced this or know what the signs are? Our dog was neutered on tuesday and has been really uncomfortable ever since. He doesn't walk very far before launching himself into a sit. Also, when he drinks water he only takes a few sips, feels uncomfortable, and then again launches into a sit position (almost like something is pinching him).

He has the cone on, which he is licking pathalogically (my guess is that he wants to lick the incision. He was also licking the area where they shaved his arm, so i have to keep the cone on 24-7 to stop him from doing that as well.

Went back to vet - they do not think it is infected. He has not been licking it, no oozing, so swelling. They gave him a second pain killer, which changed nothing.

Going back today and I think they want o give him Acepromazine. I dont want him to take this, i want to know whats wrong with him! Could it be a reaction to the stuture? How do I know?

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If it is a suture reaction the area around the sutures and incision would be very red and inflammed looking.
My lab mix ALWAYS gets a suture reaction after surgery.
Does he have razor burn from being shaved? That causes discomfort also.
Might want to try some aloe vera gel around the incision, shaved area and on the shaved arm, not on the incision itself.
I would also check with the vet about giving him Benadryl.
I agree with you, I would not give Acepromazine to my dog either unless absolutey necessary.
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If it is a suture reaction the area around the sutures and incision would be very red and inflammed looking.
My lab mix ALWAYS gets a suture reaction after surgery.
Does he have razor burn from being shaved? That causes discomfort also.
Might want to try some aloe vera gel around the incision, shaved area and on the shaved arm, not on the incision itself.
I would also check with the vet about giving him Benadryl.
I agree with you, I would not give Acepromazine to my dog either unless absolutey necessary.
YES! The vet even noted that he had razor burn after the surgery. THANKS, this makes me feel better.

In the event that it is a reaction, what are the implications of this? Great, i will try for the bedadryl. thanks again!
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Not much you can do with suture reactions except antibiotics possibly if it gets worse. The Benadryl should help with the itchies, as well as the aloe vera with cooling the irritation.
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Poor guy. I'd see if you can get metacam or tramadol. I don't like ace for something like this. It heightens noises and light. Ice the area and keep an eye out for a swollen scrotum. That is definitely something to worry about. Hope he is feeling better soon. Does he have a temperature? Has the vet ruled out infection?
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Ask your vet if it is OK to use Original Gold Bond powder around sutures, but I would think it would be good for the razor burn. What about Benadryl? (when Brooks has had something itchy the vet has suggested I give it and it also has a sedating effect so it helps the dog sleep through those "discomfort" days)
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