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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Kirkbyskies, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Kirkbyskies

    Kirkbyskies New Member Registered

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    Hello everyone,
    my little Lancashire heeler has just had his spleen removed due to a cancerous growth. As he only had the operation today would he be prone to infections in his stitched up area if I took him for a little walk tomorrow?
    Thanks
     
  2. Caro Perry

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    It sounds too soon to me. What does your vet say? As his spleen has been removed his immune system is going to be permanently weakened anyway
     
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    I was so overcome with emotion at seeing him again that it completely slipped my mind which is why I have asked for advice here
     
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    I'd ring and ask. It sounds quite a major operation and he'll need to rest and recover for a bit yet I'd have thought.
     
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    Again, the reason I am asking here is because it is Saturday evening and the vets are closed on Sunday but thank you for your advice
     
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    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    How is your little chap? Did you decide on taking him out?
     

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