Kitten's spay wound may be infected :(

(4 Posts)
CatOfTheDay Thu 19-Dec-13 20:37:11

Apologies in advance, this is a bit yuck - but hope someone can reassure me sad

Luna was spayed 3 weeks ago, and developed a seroma - this burst when the stitches pulled, so for the last week she's had a plastic cone on whilst it heals (the stitches are still in).

The vet said last Friday it may weep a bit, and to just wipe it with a litle warm water if it does.

It started dribbling a bit last night, it was a sort of pinkish fluid, quite clear - so I assumed more seroma fluid and dabbed it gently just to clean her up. It seemed to scab over again - then tonight the same thing happened, although the liquid was more yellowy. It seems to have stopped for now, I have her on my knee and am trying not to move in case it sets it off again!

She's back at the vets first thing tomorrow, but it doesn't look like she'll be allowed to have the collar off - she's starting to look all miserable in it poor thing.

She's eating OK (as well as she can whilst dressed as a lamp anyway!)

I just want my kitten to be better - we're having to keep her apart from the other cats and all she wants to do is play.

Does it sound likely to be infected? And if it is, will it be easy to treat? It's more round the stitches than the wound itself.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 19-Dec-13 21:19:19

It does sound infected, but it should be pretty easily treated with antibiotics. If there is pus there it is better off out than in.

CatOfTheDay Thu 19-Dec-13 22:28:06

Thanks
It looks to have dried up again now she's been asleep for a while!

Tge trouble is, she's a typical kitten who doesn't understand the concept of keeping still and resting. I've told her she can chase the bigger cats all she likes once she's better smile

CatOfTheDay Fri 20-Dec-13 15:39:12

Well the good news is she's finally had her stitches out!

There is a bit of infection though (it's not too bad and her temperature is OK) so she's on antibiotics for a week and has to keep the collar on a bit longer.

We also have to squeeze any yucky stuff out - and have some stuff to keep it clean with. So we have a Christmas of kitten sporn to look forward to haha!

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