Cat neutering

Rex12345

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Good morning, my cat is now 11 days post op from being neutered. She is quite a chubby girl I’ve spoken to the vet numerous of times and updates them with photos which they said it is healing perfectly fine. This morning when I come in from work her and checked her wound the bottom of it looks a little bit open and red to me it looks a little bit inflamed / or infected and the rest is all healed from what I can tell. The vets are closed till tomorrow any advice of what to do would be appreciated
 

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It's hard to tell as we don't know what it looked like before, in terms of inflammation.
Can she reach it?
 

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Is she eating/drinking/using the litter box OK? It does look a little infected on the bottom. If she is acting OK, I would wait until tomorrow and send that picture to them again to see what they say. Sometimes they can get swelling, and the wound may open a bit and they still heal fine, but I would want them to see that first. I don't like that swelling in one place. You could put a human antibiotic salve on it, just make sure it doesn't have any pain killers like the new ones have. Or get a cat wound spray at your local farm supply store like Tractor Supply and spray it on a rag to apply it. Cats hate the spraying sound. Get a liquid antibiotic if they prescribe one, and mix it in a small amount of lickable treat or tuna juice, it is much easier to give that way. my cats LOVE Delectable Lickables in the stew flavors. I wish her the best!
 

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The swelling is a minor reaction to her internal sutures as they dissolve. The incision looks fine. Don't let her lick at it a lot, some is ok. Don't use peroxide or soap on the wound as it will inhibit healing.
 
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