My cat neuter incision looks abnormal.

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Hows it going everyone.
I rescued 4 kittens recently and they turned 4 months old about two weeks ago so i decided to start getting them neutered since two of them are males.
Its been 4 days since i got Ross, the first male kitten neutered and the incision looks a bit abnormal and there were a few drops of blood which i cleaned with a cotton ball and warm water.

I called the vet but he doesn’t seem to care much as he’s on vacation. Is this something that’s normal?
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Is this something that’s normal?
This one don't look too good. Can you try calling the vet's partner from the same clinic or send them this photo?

In the mean time, keep the surgical site as dry as possible and clean off any liter dust gently with a soft warm towel or cotton ball. Restrict his running around.

Also see if there are yellow pus and foul smelling pus coming from the surgical site. If yes, it means it is infected.

Keep us updated.
 
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This one don't look too good. Can you try calling the vet's partner from the same clinic or send them this photo?

In the mean time, keep the surgical site as dry as possible and clean off any liter dust gently with a soft warm towel or cotton ball. Restrict his running around.

Also see if there are yellow pus and foul smelling pus coming from the surgical site. If yes, it means it is infected.

Keep us updated.
So, they told me to clean it with povidone-iodine solution which i did.
Other that that they keep telling me its fine.
Veterinary care isn’t a strong suit for my country so not sure what else to do about this. Would love any suggestions.
Thanks!
 

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I think if you can ensure that he doesn't lick at it, and keep cleaning it along with following tabbytoms advice above hopefully he'll be ok.
 
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I think if you can ensure that he doesn't lick at it, and keep cleaning it along with following tabbytoms advice above hopefully he'll be ok.
Trying my best. If you zoom into the picture there seems to be an internal suture sticking out from the incision. The vet called it PDS.
This is something thats very new to me because usually the incisions are left open.
Would that be something causing the issue?
 

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So, they told me to clean it with povidone-iodine solution which i did.
Other that that they keep telling me its fine.
Veterinary care isn’t a strong suit for my country so not sure what else to do about this. Would love any suggestions.
This was my previous reply to another member asking about the incision area after neuter :- Is it infected??

'It's normal for the surgical site to bleed a little and also the swelling is due to blood filling up the sac. It'll slowly subside in a week or two.

Just take note that there is no yellow pus or foul smelling pus. If there is, it means that the surgical site is infected and you must immediately bring your cat in to the vet.

Keep the surgical site clean and dry. Use a slightly warm damp towel and dab the area after your cat has use the litter box to clean away the litter dust.

The testosterones will take around 8 weeks to leave the system and you'll find 2 flat sac. By then, the fur should have grown back.

It's normal for him to lick the surgical area but make sure he don't over groom the area. A little running and jumping is ok but no wild play.'


Just take good care and keep the site clean and dry and clean with the solution given by the vet.

there seems to be an internal suture sticking out from the incision. The vet called it PDS.
They did some suturing at the surgical site which the PDS will be absorbed (I guess same as dissolved). The above thread whose kitty went for neutering also have the same suturing.
 
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This was my previous reply to another member asking about the incision area after neuter :- Is it infected??

'It's normal for the surgical site to bleed a little and also the swelling is due to blood filling up the sac. It'll slowly subside in a week or two.

Just take note that there is no yellow pus or foul smelling pus. If there is, it means that the surgical site is infected and you must immediately bring your cat in to the vet.

Keep the surgical site clean and dry. Use a slightly warm damp towel and dab the area after your cat has use the litter box to clean away the litter dust.

The testosterones will take around 8 weeks to leave the system and you'll find 2 flat sac. By then, the fur should have grown back.

It's normal for him to lick the surgical area but make sure he don't over groom the area. A little running and jumping is ok but no wild play.'


Just take good care and keep the site clean and dry and clean with the solution given by the vet.


They did some suturing at the surgical site which the PDS will be absorbed (I guess same as dissolved). The above thread whose kitty went for neutering also have the same suturing.
Gives me a sigh of relief.
Been stressing to the brim looking at the incision opening back up.
Thankyou so much for the response!
I’ll keep this updated 😊
 
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The worst has happened since these last few days. It looks like the PDS (absorbing sutures) that the vet used somehow reacted with the kitten’s skin. It formed a black mass of dead skin which ended up falling off on its own.
Now the insides of the scrotal sac is visible.
The inside even looks like a testicle, which are supposed to be removed during the surgery so i am not sure what i am looking at.

The kitten isnt uncomfortable or acting any different. The vet that performed the surgery doesn’t seem to be bothered and keeps telling me to clean it and apply neosporin which i have been doing (since three dags before the skin fell off).

Not sure what else to do right now and would love some insight on this. I am hoping this isn’t his testicles we’re looking at which isnt even supposed to be there after neutring.
 

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I have to say, in the photo his bum looks better. It's a nice healing pink color. Not sure about what fell off though.
 
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I have to say, in the photo his bum looks better. It's a nice healing pink color. Not sure about what fell off though.
So, the outside skin of the scrotal sac which was supposed to heal and join together after surgery. It didn’t heal, instead it dried up and formed a dead mass as you can see in the picture below. That part eventually fell off and what you’re looking at above is the insides of his sac with no skin on top.
 

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I see. If they won't put one more stitch in to help the skin close together, hopefully that heals over in time.
 
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