Here are pictures that show how Poof's cavy ovariohysterectomy (spay) surgery incision is healing.
Warning: this post contains mildly graphic images so if you are squeamish then we ask that you proceed with caution or skip reading this altogether.
These photos of Poof's underside were taken from below while she was sitting on top of a sanitized clear surface. They simply show her shaved tummy and the surgical staples used to close the incision site. No blood or guts are visible - only fur, feet, piggy lips and perhaps a stray poop or two.
The vet said that as long as the incision site is 1) not continuously bleeding or 2) starting to open, it is fine. They assured us that the bit of dried blood we spotted was a good sign since scabbing means the wound is healing.
|The surgical staples Poof managed to pull out on her own|
For more information about Poof's ovarian cyst symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and post-operative care, see earlier post here.