Sorry - I've only been in here for a minute or two today.
I thought I put an update in the thread from last night when I was upset about the purple area spreading. Maybe that wasn't even today ???
Everyone here was correct. It was just bruising. They said it's normal and it happens a lot. Since it didn't happen when the first leg was done, and I never saw any posts about being bright red then turning purple, I had no idea what to think. I'm sorry I'm an alarmist.
I've only had one other dog in my entire life and he never had any surgeries, etc. He must be looking down at us and shaking his head at all the stuff that goes on here.
I do thank you all for your calming words and excellent advice. I don't know what I would do without all of you.
What a relief! I was so scared because Shadow had bruising like that and it was because her platelets had gone haywire and she was clotting everywhere. I didn't want to say anything because I'd sound like an alarmist. I'm SO glad it's nothing!