She’s a 1 year old cocker spaniel. The lump appeared today so I took her…

She’s a 1 year old cocker spaniel. The lump appeared today so I took her back to the vets this afternoon. The vet said it was a hernia caused by internal sutures splitting, and took her stright into surgery. They called us to say it wasn’t a hernia and she might have mrsa or an infected mammary gland.they said that she might not make it.the wife and our 4 children are in tears. Am I wrong in thinking that if either of these are true, that it’s the vets fault.

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Jana Rade
5 years ago

So sorry about your girl. How did the vet arrive to the diagnosis? Did her run cultures? The way to confirm the type of infection and picking the best antibiotic is to run cultures and sensitivity (sensitivity to different types of antibiotics). The lab then provides a list of antibiotics with notes which ones should work, which ones might work and which ones wouldn’t. Many of these antibiotics can have nasty side effects but knowing to which of them the bacteria would be sensitive to is an important information to have.

How are they treating her at the moment?