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post #1 of 11
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My kitten Lyra was spayed 9 days ago. When she came home she was remarkable - happy, eating, running around like it had never happened. We were very lucky
However about 3 days ago she tried jumping onto the kitchen counter and I think pulled something because she winced, moped a lot for the day, and some blood came out of her incision. I didnt worry too much about it, I just put a chair in front of the counter so she doesnt do it again.
This morning I was checking her belly as usual and her incision has swollen a LOT in the last 24 hours or so. I wouldve expected swelling in the day or 2 after her operation, but is it usual for her to swell 9 days post op?
The wound itself looks clean, and the swelling is very hard, like a walnut under her skin. This is my first female pet, so my first spay. I dont want to drag her to a vet if this is normal! Thanks in advance. x
post #2 of 11
At the very least you need to call the vet that did her spay and let him know what happened and the condition of her incision site. It very much sounds as though she will need to be taken in to be seen.
post #3 of 11
Aww we hope your cat feels better soon
If you haven't already - call the vet at least to see what they say.
You may have to take her in. Hopefully she is okay!
post #4 of 11
I would get her checked, I am getting my girl Lucky spayed on friday. I am very nervous about it. I don't know what to expect.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
I've called the vets and they say unless she loses her appetite or acts 'sad', I shouldnt worry about the swelling. Im still a little dubious but I'm going to leave her without a vet appointment unless something else gets worse. As for worrying about your kitten getting spayed - I was worried too.
I cant tell you enough how little the spayed affected our kitten (until today and I think thats my fault for letting her jump so high). I hope all goes well for your kitten too All Id advise is putting smaller things in front of tall things she likes to jump on - to make her do 2 small jumps instead of 1 big one. Heaven knows, you wont be able to just 'stop' her from jumping!!
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
At the very least you need to call the vet that did her spay and let him know what happened and the condition of her incision site. It very much sounds as though she will need to be taken in to be seen.
i'd probably want to take her in, too - i've had 6 females spayed in my cat-owning lifetime, & i've never had that experience.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
i'd probably want to take her in, too - i've had 6 females spayed in my cat-owning lifetime, & i've never had that experience.
Yeah, that doesn't sound normal. I hope everything is alright though!
post #8 of 11
Radar had something similar when he had his hernia operation, lumps under the skin - vet said it was just a slight reaction to the dissolvable stitches dissolving and some cats get it after surgery. His were about the size of small peas I suppose and they disappeared after a while. If its bigger than that, if it gets bigger, if she seems in any discomfort or off her food, if it or the incision scar looks red, scabby, or weeping, or feels hot, or of course if you are in any way concerned, then it makes sense to get her checked out - even if it is just for your own peace of mind
post #9 of 11
mine have had a lump, but they've never bled.
post #10 of 11
I would take her to see the vet immediately. The cost of the visit should be covered by the fee you paid for the spay. A co-workers cat had swelling etc. a few days after the spay. The stitches on the inside of the incision had not been stitched together properly by the tech and her cat became very ill and could have died. The incision had to be redone and this time my co-worker made sure that the vet did the stitches.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thankyou for the replies, the swelling has got even larger so I made an appointment for this afternoon. Even if they send her home saying its normal I'll feel better for having taken her. Heres hoping they have a deffinative answer for me
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