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Terrible bruising after neuter

Shamrokin

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I had Poet neutered this week and he developed horrible bruising. It's gotten worse since Tues morning when he was neutered. I took him back to the vet and he wants to wait a couple more days to see if it clears up. Anyone else experienced this?
 

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I do know bruising can be quite scary on a Sphynx. Just like on day 2 and 3 after surgery on humans the bruising can look worse. I can't say I have seen this much bruising during a neutering, I am assuming it has to do with how your baby was held down. Hopefully it will clear up fast. If you see increased swelling I would contact your vet immediately.

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I had Poet neutered this week and he developed horrible bruising. It's gotten worse since Tues morning when he was neutered. I took him back to the vet and he wants to wait a couple more days to see if it clears up. Anyone else experienced this?
Ouch! No, I have never seen that much bruising. I would surely keep an eye on it and in communication with your vet if it worsens.
 

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:-( Just sending healing vibes your way.
 

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Oh my goodness. Poor baby. I've never seen that brusing from a neuter
before. I can only go by dogs and horses. I've not had a male cat.
 

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Oh, that looks awful, your poor little boy! Is he acting like he's in any discomfort? I don't know much about neutering, could they maybe have broken a blood vessel or something? Keep a close eye on him for sure, and trust you gut, if things aren't sitting well with you, see your vet.
Sending healing hugs!
 

Gregory The Cat

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Poor thing! We didn't notice much bruising on ours from the neuter, but his did have some awful bruising from getting his microchip. Does it seem to be painful to him? Is he acting differently?
 

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It is quite bad. Take a pic of it everyday. Even twice a day as a record. This will help the vet out. I have seen brushing from neuter and bad blood draws. Merlin was hospitalized last winter for two days and even the vet was amazed at the bruising that was showing from his IVs.
 

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@Shamrokin , checking in on Poet - (((healing hugs))) - how is he?
Please keep us updated on your baby
 

Denise

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Thinking of your poor bruised baby tonight,,,I have never seen anything like this!
 

Xandria

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Whew. What a relief. Thanks for letting us know. Sending continued healing vibes.
 

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That's such good news!
I'm so happy is feeling better and that everything is finally starting to heal up!
 

James Askew DVM

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Hey guys,
Although bruising is an acceptable complication during the average feline castration. My experience is it seems much worse in the Sphinx.

I placed a pair of neuticles in one Sphinx and found that the skin was too thin to maintain them. I theorized that the lack hair follicles has decreased the skin thickness or made it difficult to maintain the prosthetics. Which means bruising is either easier to achieve or easier to see or achieve.

Just my two cents.

James Askew DVM
 
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