I just had my 7 month old catahoula bulldog neutered on Monday of this week, yesterday I noticed he had some sort of blood spot thing near the incision site. I called the vet and took him in this morning, in the middle of all this I noticed his stitches had come out of the incision (awesome, I know) and now the incision is open. I get him to the vet and tell about the blood spot and then the stitches. The nurse addresses the stitches but not my big concern. I had read a lot about hematomas and other problems that can result from this type of thing. After getting the bill for $145 to staple the incision back together, I ask again about the blood spot. I am told that it doesn't really look like anything and that if it doesn't get better over the next couple of days to bring him back in. My problem with this is that I just paid $145 for this procedure to be done that should've probably been in the first place since stiches can obviously can come out too easily (impossible that dog got them out as he has been wearing the cone 24/7 since he was neutered) but WHATEVER. Anyone have any idea if this is serious? I think it is.
So after to vet told us that the blood was no big deal, pretty much. We get owen back and bring him home, this is when I get to view the stitches that I paid $145 for. WTF. You've got to be kidding me..it looks like a 5 year old took and office stapler and did it. I am sick to my stomach knowing what my dog had to go through and extremely upset that it isn't normal for a vet to charge to fix something like that after a procedure. I'm not even worried about the blood anymore because it seems to have subsided. But the procedure and incision itself, I had no idea what the expect but now looking at other dogs procedures I am extremely concerned. I am contacting Banfields corporate office ASAP, and changing vets for SURE. Thank you everyone for your input and information, I REALLY appreciate it!!!!!