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Is this how normal incision sites look?

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    Is this how normal incision sites look?

    My cat came back from the vet yesterday from getting spayed and her incision site has no visible stitches. It basically just seems like they used glue to close her incision. Itís bumpy around the area as well. Is this normal? Thanks

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    can you post a picture?
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    http://tinypic.com/r/10gk3ro/9

    Iím not sure if that works. Itís my first time posting a picture. Let me know if it doesnít work!

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    The incision looks very good. What you need to watch for is leaking, puss, or red,or if she has a fever, that would show an infection. But this looks like a nice clean cut. The stitches are probably in the inside and they will dissolve on their own.
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    Stitches used for spays are absorbed. It would not be normal to still see them after two weeks.
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    Vets use a suture technique (last time a doctor referenced this to me, they roughly called it a "mattress suture"), that produces "invisible" sutures. The way they sew the incision closed keeps the sutures under the skin, more so for safety so if the pet gets the cone of shame off their head and starts going to town on the incision, they're less likely to snag that suture and pull it out. They will dissolve on their own.

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    None of my cats ever wore a cone after being spayed.
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    Some do, some don't. Depends on the pet, the vet, the household, etc. Į\_(ツ)_/Į

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