Oh dear, your vet isn't a good communicator or reassurer is he? A seroma is very comon after surgery. It is an absolutely harmless build up of fluid close to sutures after surgery so long as it is not inflamed and sore looking or weeping fluid. It may well change in shape while it is there for either a long or short time. It frequently happens in humans too. If you really think there is cause for alarm you should make an emergency appointment with your vet. If not, try not to worry please and tell your husband the same My daughters tell me that I worry about my dogs much more than I ever did about them when they were children, so you are not alone. Let us know what the vet says when you go back to get the stitches out please
I developed a seroma after a c section which really sucked becaue the procedure was pretty easy I have no brusing and no staples. Plus it didn't help that I have a layer of baby fat hanging over my sutures icon_blshing My ob told me it happens especially in that area in women after c sections. Her advice was leave it be you will heal find she did tell me it "could" add to my scar LIKE WHO CARES.... She said it was as harmless as a zit provided it didn't get infected. Its hard to tell but I don't think it added to any pain or anything I was a little busy.
Now that that baby is almost 5 I couldn't even tell you if it added to my scar or not honestly you can barely see it.
Yes, communication has not been very clear with my last vet or new vet! Not to sound like some extreme feminist, but I must say I enjoy visiting with her eye specialist (female) a LOT more. She is very thorough and empathetic towards my concerns. I never leave there with a cloudy understanding. It's a breath of fresh air. I feel like my male vet thinks I'm bonkers and need to be locked up in a looney bin! However, he is very well-versed with Cavaliers and has communicated that he thinks at this point in time I've got a very healthy pup with the exception of her eye issues. It's very easy, knowing what we know, to get worked up over every little thing with these Cavs. I drive my husband nuts. It's better than being an apathetic Cav owner!
Back to the spay...I'm glad to hear it will heal well even with a bit of seroma complication. Thanks Melissa!
We've kept her down since her visit and the swelling has started to really shrink down. She is so bored... she's going stir crazy. She has another re-check tomorrow.
All is well with this issue. Her seroma is smaller and lumpy and hard, but going down more and more each day. Her incision site actually looks great and I can already tell it's going to completely heal nicely. She's happy to be playing again!