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Old 06-25-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Hello,

My 6 month old Maltese was just spayed this past Wed. She is trying to lick the incision but I stop her each time and it seems to be working. The incision area looks good, not swollen or oozing, just a little bloody scab toward the end. Is it alright to put some bacitracin or neosporin on it to help it heal faster and to keep it from being itchy?
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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They didnt give you an e-collar to keep her from licking it? I would just follow the instructions they gave you, it should heal up quickly, I've never put anything on any of my own dogs or the numerous rescues and they've always healed up quickly. Just limit her activity and keep her from licking or messing with it.
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:27 AM
 
Location: California
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Sounds like She's doing great after the spay. We never have used the collars...they are awkward and the animals seem to stress more from the collars then the surgery itself. (Although, I did have to purchase a soft collar for Dylan for his last bout of surgery...a must!)
If it is healing fine, I try and leave the incision alone...but I have used both Bactine and Neosporin on incisions and cuts.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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Someone told me to try a onesie for little Lucy (yorkie) . . IF she bothers the incision. She goes Monday for her spay; I'm worried to death.

Glad everything turned out for your little Maltese and hope she has a quick and uneventful recovery!
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Southern NC
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I've always used an antibiotic ointment on my animals when needed to keep their incisions sanitary.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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my puppy has only peed once since she came home from being spayed yedsterday. And has not pooped at all
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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my puppy has only peed once since she came home from being spayed yedsterday. And has not pooped at all
have you called the vet?? i'm sure they can offer reassurance if nothing to be concerned about or will want you to bring her back in if it is something to be worried about.....
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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It's possible the anesthetic has slowed her system, but do call the vet to make sure. Pain medication can have the same effect.
She'll be fine soon. Good on you for the spaying.
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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To the OP: I would leave the incision alone and try putting a t-shirt on her to keep her from licking. You shouldn't need to put anything on it, it will heal on its own.

Just kidding, I just realized this was an old thread!
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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Hi, I just got my German Shepherd spayed! she is not licking or trying to pull the stitches but today I noticed it was a little red, but today was also the first day i let her play a little, I hope everything is ok in there!!!
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