Q. My female bichon was spayed 4 years ago. I just found a staple that was left. Should I be concerned
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. The staples should have been removed or fallen out on their own over time post-spay. However if you were able to remove the staple yourself, and there was no tissue grown over or signs of infection (heat, oozing discolored debris, pain, etc) then your bichon will likely be fine. If you are seeing signs of infection or are unable to remove the staple yourself, then bringing her back into the vet for care is best.