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My puppy got neutered today and now,s belly is a little pink

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My puppy got neutered today and now,his belly is a little pink and there is a small amount of blood around the incision. Is this normal and safe?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Whitehead replied 1 year ago.

Hello there. I am happy to help you with Bear this evening. A small amount of blood from the incision is normal the day of surgery. You just do not want to see large amounts of blood, dripping blood is to much bleeding. The pink on the belly could be from surgery itself and prepping the area so watch closely over the next couple days as long as it does not worsen. It should improve. Have him seen if he starts dripping blood or if any large amount of bruising or swelling occurs. Otherwise a small amount of blood is ok and is safe. Keep him calm and quiet as to much activity will increase the amount of bleeding and swelling.

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