Our dog, Rosie had her spay done 9 days ago. She was 7 1/2 months old. We didn't realize she was going into heat, but apparantly she was. According to the vet, it takes longer when they are in heat; it is more complicated. Anyways, we brought her home and she was ok. Irritable, but ok. She wouldn't eat with the cone on so on day 2 I took it off for a while. I needed my dh to help me wrestle it back on her later. Since it was so hard to get it back on her, I left it on straight through then next few days. Then we noticed that she figured out two things. 1. She could twist/stretch/etc just right and use the cone to scratch at her wound and 2. She could get her brother to lick it for her. Separating the two wasn't good, they went crazy trying to get through the barrier (they have no problem being separated--like if I take her or him somewhere else but I guess since they knew the other was there. . .)
So, on day 6, I took the cone off. She actually started ignoring the wound and we kept her brother from it. But now, today she is licking it again and it is looking agitated. The stitched area has never looked flat, but we thought it would go down eventually. It is still slightly raised and now a bit red. Not oozing pus or anything like that. It isn't hot either when I touch it.
My question is this: Can I buy an ointment or something to put on it so that she will be less irritated and therefore less inclined to lick it? Does this seem odd to anyone? She is trying to be as active as before surgery (we are trying to keep her activity restricted for the rec. 10-14 days). She eats and drinks though I don't think she is eating as much as before. She is having regular bowels, etc. I don't want to bring her back in unless I need too.