How common is it for Shih Tzu puppies to have reaction to internal sutures from a spay?

by Moo-Kei's Mom
(Massillon, Ohio)

My nine month old Shih Tzu was spayed the first of Jan. About a month later she got a ugly spot on her belly that looked like a blood blister. Took her back to vet and they said it was a reaction to internal sutures.


They had to put 2 staples in her belly because it opened back up.a week later same thing one staple put in. She was on antibiotics and had to limit all activity. Now a month since last episode she is opening back up.

We have her scheduled for surgery next week,they will do a deride mentioned and suture her back up with a different kind.

Has anyone else had these issues with their babies? It breaks my heart for her to have to go through this. She is so active and hates not being able to play.

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Apr 14, 2015
reaction to sutures
by: karen

something seems wrong about this. have they checked her lab work to make sure her immune systems is working

I have had shihtzus for years & have many problems but not that

get her checked out more thoroughly

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