Hello! My dog Glorie was attacked by another dog last Saturday. She is on Carprofen, Clavamox, …

Hello!

My dog Glorie was attacked by another dog last Saturday. She is on Carprofen, Clavamox, Gabapentin and CefPod. She had sutures and a penrose drain placed, amd two days ago the drain was removed. My questiom is regarding a large puffy lump immediately to the left of her sutures. When I palpate the lump, it feels like subcutaneous fluid, but it doesn’t seem to hurt her. The vet said to come back if it was red, hot to the touch or seeping pus, but didn’t tell me what it is or if it would go away.

Does this sound like a seroma? And if so, what is the beat treatment? My main concern is infection once she stops taking the antibiotics. I’ve veen doing warm compresses without seeing any impact. Should I take her back in and ask them to do a needle aspiration? Place another drain? Lance and flush? None of the above?

Please help a worried dog mama out! Glorie is my furry daughter and I want whatever is best for her!

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Krista Magnifico
4 months ago

Hello,
I’m not able to tell you what it is. It’s best to calm your vet or the person who did the surgery and ask for their help. They may want to take a sample to make sure it’s not infection. I hope this helps. Best of luck.