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Kelly | 2 months ago
My Plott Hound Had A Large Internal Lipoma Removed On Monday Directly Above His Penis In …

My Plott Hound had a large internal lipoma removed on Monday directly above his penis in his abdominal area. Almost immediately, he developed prominent swelling directly to, proximal, and distal to his operative site. In addition, he has swelling down his leg. Took him back to the vet where a needle aspirate was done. He was diagnosed with multiple seromas. There was no WBCs seen or anything else visualized under the scope to indicate infection INSIDE. However, externally, his skin is red and angry and there is a lot of swelling. He is on 2 broad spectrum antibiotics. He is having a hard time walking on his right leg. Took him back today (day 5 post op) because swelling is even worse. He has swelling all down his leg. Vet says it made sense to her because of gravity. My dog is in a lot of pain, can’t sit down. He put his paws down and his bottom stays up in the air. No one can even palpate his operate site without him going through the roof in pain. He is on Tramadol and an NSAID. I’m extremely worried. The vet isn’t a fan of the drain because she doesn’t want to create more room for infection. Ultra Sound showed no abscess. He is drinking a lot of water (more than usual) and urinating normally. His last BM was yesterday. Eating mostly fine. Low grade temp. Does this sound all right? I hate that he is suffering. The pics I have included were yesterday, not today. But you get the idea of the areas of seromas and erythema. Today, the swelling is worse and his entire leg down to his paw is fluid filled.

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    There are a few things that I am not completely clear about.
    The lipoma was not inside the abdomen it was between the skin and the abdomen. It is far more common to be here then inside rhe abdominal cavity. Also you wouldn’t get these seromas inside rhe abdomen.
    Next seromas shouldn’t be painful. Maybe get in the way of using there, but not painful.
    Lastly I only use a Darin of it is infected. And even then I am not an over ambitious drain user. It’s doctor preference.
    Last I think it would be better for you to get a second opinion. Everyone might feel better with it
    Good luck.

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Cassie | 1 year ago
My Indoor Cat Has A Sudden Swelling On His Chin That Is Painful To The Touch, …

My indoor cat has a sudden swelling on his chin that is painful to the touch, because we have had a stray cat causing problems, I am guessing it is an abscess. I do have injectable antibiotics (farm living) and am curious if that is something that should be done. Unfortunately due to recent circumstances I am unable to travel to or afford the vet. He is monumentally important to me and I would like to take care of this ASAP. Can someone help with what to do please ?

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  1. Sarah

    Hi there- sorry your cat is having an issue. If you do suspect it is an abscess from a fight with the stray- I would find a way to get to the vet. You’ve no idea what is going on with this stray, what the state of its health is, if it is a stray it most likely has never had any vaccinations… all valid concerns. If it isn’t an abscess from a fight, then you have to find out what is causing it? Possibly some infection of another origin…. If you could get to the vet in order for them to look at it, they will be able to tell you what your next step is. I really couldn’t advise on what to do being that you can’t be certain what the underlying cause is. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. I hope your cat is ok

  2. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    I agree with Sarah. Call around ask about rescues and shelters. Anyone who can just see your cat to try to insure they are providing the best advice and treatment needed. At my clinic this can be done for a $50 exam and antibiotics can be scripted through Walmart for just a few dollars. Also rabies is super important to discuss.

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Harshad | 1 year ago
My Cat Have Abscess On Her Head What Can I Do? Which Antibiotics Will You Referring?

My cad have abscess on her head what can I do? Which antibiotics will you referring?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    An abscess is sometimes treated with oral antibiotics and topical medications. In other cases a drain is required. Your vet would have to examine your cat, decide the appropriate treatment plan and then prescribe medication based on all of that information.

      1. Laura

        An abscess is a form of infection. Left unchecked it can cause significant health issues. I would say yes, this is the beginning of a serious issue.

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Micki | 1 year ago
My Cat Was Diagnosed On Monday With An Abscess Most Likely From Dental Problems. My Cat …

My cat was diagnosed on Monday with an abscess most likely from dental problems. My cat was given an antibiotic shot at the appointment. The abscess has not gone down. How long does it typically take to go away?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    Some abscesses can be really difficult to resolve. Especially if in bone or deep in tissue. If I don’t see improvement on an antibiotic within a few days I change the antibiotic. If it still not responding it might be time for a culture or advanced diagnostics. Like X-ray or biopsy. Please keep in touch with your vet especially if you feel like things are not progressing as expected.

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Chandler | 1 year ago
Hello! So I Just Took Home A Pup, He’s An 8 Week Old Cane Corso. The …

Hello! So i just took home a pup, he’s an 8 week old cane corso. The breeder had his ears cropped a couple weeks ago and slowly started to noticed a small fluid filled “lump” on the back of his neck between his shoulder blades. He had called the ear cropping vet as well as his regular vet whom didn’t seem concerned most likely a seroma. They prescribed an antibiotic just to prevent an abscess as well as sending me home with some dimethyl sulfoxide cream. The first couple days we had him at home we didn’t use the cream because it made his breath smell and now the small lump has grown to the size of an orange. It’s still soft, doesn’t seem to bother his besides some itching, and he’s still very playful. Ugh it’s just making me nervous! I have an appointment with the vet for his final shots in a couple weeks. Just looking for some advice to calm my nerves or if i should go in sooner.

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    I think that in this case I would get a second opinion to help ease your worries. I also think that the best way to identify a mass like this might be to aspirate it so you know what it most likely is. I had a puppy recently who had seen three other vets before he came to see me. He was 12 weeks old and had a large swelling in his neck. The puppy was acting normally he thought. I shaved the area and put a large gauge needle into it. We removed a huge amount of puss. This puppy had also been on an antibiotic. After two weeks he is healed and a fire cracker. He is a lot more lively then when I first met him which goes to show it can be hard to assess true behavior and attitude until after you get the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Also a seroma happens very near or at the surgical site. So I’m not sure this is that. I hope this helps. Keep us posted.

    1. Chandler Post author

      Thank you for your response! I saw it this AM and took him to the emergency vet. They took a sample to see what it was and it was indeed a seroma. What they’re wondering is why? They think it might be from the micro chip that was placed. They did drain it and said it’s a 50/50 chance it’ll come back- and sure enough it has. So I’ll have to make an appointment with my vet- they talked about possible “surgery” to remove the chip and figure out what’s causing the leak. Seems aggressive – everything i read said seroma stake time to go down. Any thoughts?

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Taihina | 2 years ago
I Saw Your Video On How To Deal With An Abscess And I Tried It, And …

I saw your video on how to deal with an abscess and I tried it, and some little white stuff came out first, but with blood. Then, I squeezed more, but only blood comes out and the more I tried the more he was pulling away, and I figured it was just hurting him, so I stopped. I stopped also because the abscess didn’t seem to get that much smaller after I did it several times. I made an appointment with vet, but they seem to charge a lot more than what your video said, like over $200. Also, I don’t want him to have surgery if that’s what they suggest for two reasons, I don’t want him under and I don’t have the money. I have been unemployed and without unemployment benefits yet since March. What do I do if they say he needs surgery? The dog you had on the video, his abscess looked a lot worse than my dog’s; if that dog didn’t need surgery, why would mine?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    Why don’t you start with a vet appointment and ask for antibiotics. You hopefully won’t need surgery at all.

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Ej | 2 years ago
Hello Ma’am, My Cat Is Injured – Like, He Can’t Turn His Head And …

Hello ma’am, my cat is injured – like, he can’t turn his head and seems to be like swelling on his neck. He can’t walk normally because his head is not straight😞. I saw him today. He was missing for 4 days when he was attacked by another cat. Can u help me please? I can’t go to vetenary hospital. Can u help me please any solution that I can do in my home and help my cat to revive? I have paracetamol tablet given for human. Can u help me out please… 😟😞

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  1. Sarah

    I’m sorry, but your cat needs to be seen by a vet. Medications cannot be prescribed without a Rx from the vet, and it sounds like your cat has serious injuries. Please get your cat in to be seen as soon as possible.

  2. Ej Post author

    I have uploaded some photos of its neck.
    Can u help please. That I can do in home.
    Pleaae😞

    1. Gloria

      You must take the cat to the vet. Figure out the payment stuff later.

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Alea | 2 years ago
I Have A 15 Y.o. Cat Who Was Attacked By A Feral Cat And I Treated 2 …

I have a 15 y.o. cat who was attacked by a feral cat and I treated 2 abscesses and they healed–now 2 weeks later one has re-abscessed. I’m a retired doc on a fixed Army pension and vets here in Hawaii charge $100 just to be seen, not including procedures! Can I puncture the abscess with a sterile scalpel and drain it myself again or did I miss something? The local pet store sells OTC Abx. Would I treat as a person–same staph type Abx?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    hello,
    these cases need an examination, assessment of the size, depth and severity of the injury and then medications like an antibiotic, analgesic and ecollar,

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Krista Magnifico | 2 years ago
Meet Hunter. He Needed His Tooth Removed. PM4 (premolar) The Largest Tooth In The Mouth. His Story Here.
Treatment Cost (USD): $941.00
Hunter was examined at his routine yearly physical. He had no indication of dental disease, oral cavity pain, or anything really. This is the real power of routine examinations; finding the problems before your pet suffers from them.
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Evelyn | 3 years ago
My Cat Has Abscess On The Face How I Can Cure At Home? Is It Possible …

My cat has abscess on the face how i can cure at home? Is it possible her to give anti biotic for human?

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  1. Evelyn Post author

    At first i observe that her face has swollen and i found out this morning that it like red almost rupture.

  2. Krista Magnifico

    Hello.
    At my clinic I always prescribe antibiotics and warm water compresses to do at home. I’m sorry but I can’t prescribe anything over the Internet. But yes in some cases we utilize human antivirus but the dosages are much much smaller so they are often given to you by the vet to make sure we aren’t overdosing.