I have a mini Dachshund who underwent his second bowel obstruction surgery a little less than a month ago. Earlier this week we notice him licking the spot where his stiches were, it started to turn pink and we put on a collar to prevent him from licking the area. We started giving him Clindamycin that we had left over from oral surgery. The swelling has gone down but the slight redness is still there. we're still worried about why this occured so long after surgery. We have spent thousands of dollars recently at the Vet and were hoping this would clear up, should we take him or should we wait it out? Also, we have a full supply of metacam, would this help or should we hold off on it?
So when should I be worried enough to take him to the doc?