Hello,

My dog recently had part of his tail amputated. We were told to look…

Hello,

My dog recently had part of his tail amputated. We were told to look for a number of symptoms and one of them was colorful discharge. He has not really had any excessive bleeding episodes with his tail,just a little blood softened at the tip (assumed to be from dryness). Now the area has turned to a darkened red, and we can no longer see his stitches. Is this normal, or should we bring him in?

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Anna, Thanks for your question. This is very hard for me to answer because I don’t know how long ago the surgery was, and I don’t know why the tail was amputated. Here is the advice I give all of my clients, "If you ever have a question or a concern you should come in so I can take a look at it." For any surgery that I, or any of my other doctors do, we do not charge for a re-check. We want you to feel completely at ease with coming to us with any question post-operatively, and… Read more »