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Naomi | 1 month ago
Hello! My Dog Glorie Was Attacked By Another Dog Last Saturday. She Is On Carprofen, Clavamox, …

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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
1 month 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.

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Kat | 1 month ago
My Cat Gave Birth To Her First Litter Last Night And Everything Seems To Be Fine …

My cat gave birth to her first litter last night and everything seems to be fine but she may have a slight fever. I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve given her wet food and added water to it while she eats, but she’s not drinking water directly from the bowl. What else can I do?

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Sarah
1 month ago

Hello- congrats on kittens. Has your cat improved🤞? If she still seems feverish, I think I would call the vet to be on the safe side.

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Shelly | 1 month ago
Hello. My 4 Year Old Cat Has Known Allergies And Therefore, Is Often Pawing At Her Ears. …

Hello. My 4 year old cat has known allergies and therefore, is often pawing at her ears. I clean them weekly with Salicylic Acid (as prescribed by our vet). 2 days I noticed that she as a foul odor coming from her ears. Is this a part of her ear allergies or is it an infection? I’d hate to drag her into the vet (very stressful for her) for them just to tell me the odor is a part of the allergy. I also do want to ignore thing if the problem has gotten worse. Thank you!

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Sarah
1 month ago

Hi there- sorry there hasn’t been a response. I am hoping that things have improved, however if they haven’t and there is still an odor, I think a visit to the vet would be needed.

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Joan | 1 month ago
Hi. My Cat Was Diagnosed With A Throat Polyp, However, My Vet Does Not Perform The …

Hi. My cat was diagnosed with a throat polyp, however, my vet does not perform the procedure. They referred to a specialist with the cost of 3k. I live in the western suburbs of Chicago and was wondering if anyone has a referral for a much less expensive possibility. Thank you-

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
For reasons I don’t understand it seems like more vets are getting hesitant to even look for a polyp and try to remove it. The best advice I can give is to put out a social media plea via Facebook and Nextdoor and to call all local rescues and shelters to see who has had a patient with this before who might be willing to help affordably. There are vets out there who have done this and will do it again

Sarah
1 month ago

If you are able to find anyone willing or any helpful information, please post and share😊🐾

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Tiffaney | 2 months ago
Possible Anal Sac Issue? I Am Currently Unable To Drive Due To A Tbi So I’…

Possible anal sac issue? I am currently unable to drive due to a tbi so I’m trying to figure out if this can wait until Monday or not. She is a 4 year old lab mixing started licking the area last night. Other than that, she’s going to the bathroom fine and she has a little area of concern which I’m attaching the picture for. She’s acting normal, eating, drinking, playing.

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
It’s in the right spot to be an anal sac problem. The only way to tell for sure is with an exam at your vets office. I treat an abscess with topical and oral antibiotics and a recheck in a few days. I also place an ecollar to stop licking.

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Teresa | 2 months ago
I Brought My 12-year-old Cat Into The Vet Today. He Hasn’t Been Eating Or Drinking …

I brought my 12-year-old cat into the vet today. He hasn’t been eating or drinking a lot so they decided to hydrate him. Since I brought him home, his breathing has been shallow and he is coughing a lot. I am seriously concerned. I don’t hear much air moving in his chest. I have no idea what may have caused this. What a bummer on the back of hydration caused him to not be able to breathe? The fluid is already disbursed throughout his body, so I thought he would be feeling better by now. I know that this has helped to park him up before. Please help

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
I think your cat needs to be seen as quickly as possible. I hope he is ok. If you are a Jvc client please call us first thing and we will help.

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Emily | 2 months ago
Strange Lump! Seroma?

Hi all! I hope someone on here might be able to shed some light on the mystery going on with our 6 month old male golden retriever. We got him at 10 weeks and kept him up to date with shots and all was fine, but about 6 weeks ago we started noticing a little bit of swelling in his front armpits (one side more pronounced than the other) we kept an eye on it and eventually brought him to the vet when it continued to grow. The vet did a needle aspiration and saw bacteria in the murky clear/slightly yellow fluid and prescribed antibiotics. We brought him to another vet a week later who suggested surgery to drain the fluid and tried that. The lump stayed down for a week while he was healing (on sedatives and antibiotics) but now it is starting to grow again! The idea of it being a seroma has been considered but no one can really nail down what is going on or why. His blood panel is completely normal, the biopsies from the fluid and tissue show no indicators of cancer, and the only strange thing was a high level of calcium in the fluid (there were more scientific terms used but I do not recall them)… he scratches at the lump pretty frequently but other than that he acts completely normal and healthy! We noticed that scratching tends to make it grow/become inflamed and if he leaves it alone, it will shrink down significantly… it is all so strange so if anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate it! Here are some pictures post-op if it helps at all! Thank you so much!

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
If it was a seroma it should have gone away and not returned. I would go to the vet and have it looked at. It might be time for a surgical exploration. I have seen this with infections (abscess), foreign bodies, neoplasia, etc.

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Vedrana | 2 months ago
15 Hrs Ago My Dog Vomittef Everythibg She Ate 8 Hrs Before That. I Gave Her Fluids SQ …

15 hrs ago my dog vomittef everythibg she ate 8 hrs before that. I gave her fluids SQ as my vet taught me. I didnt give her anything else to eat, just a little bit water to d4ibk. Now she has this poo and she shivers. What should I do? Does she need vet asap? Usually she has some trouble wuth her digestive tract (diarrhea)

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Sarah
1 month ago

I think I would get to the vet as soon as possible. Hope she is ok.

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Gerry | 2 months ago
1 Week Ago I Went To Pick Up My New Kitten.  Male, Neutered. He Is Now A 13 …

1 week ago I went to pick up my new Kitten.  Male, neutered. He is now a 13 week old pure bred ragdoll. I got him from a ragdoll breeder. They had him to the vet a few days before pickup with a clean bill of health and second distemper shot, along with all documentation of prior visits and past test results. He sneezed a few times during the pick up process and they told us this was normal during his new transition. He is still sneezing regularly each day with no change now 1 week later.  No coughing. He also has some very bad smelling gas daily but not constant or consistently.  I feel that his breath is a tad stinky too but my nose is very sensitive to smells and odors so it may just be my sniffer. I kept him on the same food diet as the breeder with no changes. His bathroom habits are normal, tootsie rolls, no diahrea or vomiting.  He eats normal. Plays hard like a kitten. Sleeps at intervals between eating and play but changes positions alot during sleep sessions. He is snuggly, purrs happily but during his full on purring seems to snort or stall his motor slightly. No discharge of nose, ears, mouth or eyes other than a spray from a sneeze occasionally and dark brown eye crusties that have been present occasionally since adoption. He seems very happy and not lethargic. No coughing. He has a vet appointment in 2 weeks the soonest they can get him in and they didn’t seem extremely concerned with the symptoms to arrange a sooner date. This is a single pet home.  I may just be overly paranoid but any bit of information is always appreciated to a new cat mom.

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
It is not uncommon for the stress of going to a new home and the changes in a kittens lifestyle once there to cause an upper respiratory infection. It is best to see a vet ASAP. Call your vet. Express your concerns and if they can’t get you in within a day or two call other vets. We are all busy right now but waiting until an infection becomes a life threatening illness is unethical. We always fit people in even though we are very busy. If all else fails go to the ER. Better safe than sorry.

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Val | 2 months ago
Hello! Please Advise… My Kitty Is Teddy Bear, She Is 8 Months Old And She Was Spayed …

Hello! Please advise…

My kitty is Teddy Bear, she is 8 months old and she was spayed on April 14th. She developed a small bump/lump around her incision area today (April 24th). It is squishy like a water-balloon, not hot, or painful to touch.

My kitty is acting VERY normal, has not lost appetite, wants to be active and extremely playful. Bowels are normal too.

I have provided a photo of her incision and the small lump that developed (she is laying down here so the lump may not be too visible, but is approx. one inch). If anyone can please advise?

Thank you so much for your time and assistance!

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Sarah
1 month ago

Hi there- It may be a seroma- which is not dangerous and with time, can go away on its own. You may want to call the vet and explain the situation to see what they say. Having said that, I would still monitor it very closely. I assume that she is on or was on antibiotics? When is your follow up visit to your vet? If it is soon and everything stays relatively the same, you should be safe to wait until then to speak to the vet. If anything changes, pain, lethargy, warm to the touch, etc. I would… Read more »