Q. Worried about how spay incision looks

Dec 11, 2022

This is our first pet. We are just wondering if the crust ones around incision is normal.

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It is normal for a spay incision to have crusting around it, especially in the first few days after the surgery. This is a sign that the incision is healing properly. It is important to keep the incision clean and dry to prevent infection. If the crusting persists or if you notice any redness, swelling, or discharge from the incision, it is best to contact your veterinarian for further evaluation and treatment. It is also important to keep your cat from licking or scratching at the incision, as this can cause irritation and delay the healing process. You can use an Elizabethan collar to prevent your cat from reaching the incision.