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Jessie | 6 months ago
Hi! This Is My First Time Posting Here! We Are Taking Our Baby Rusty To The …

Hi! This is my first time posting here!

We are taking our baby Rusty to the Vet next week. He has been recovering from Parvo this past week after being hospitalized for 6 days. He is doing AMAZING. Eating great, keeping it down. Still has slight runny poop/diarrhea. But we know that was to be expected. No blood, colors great.

We take him to the vet next week for a check up to see how he’s doing.

My husband and I noticed a tiny red spot on his arm where his vitals/catheter was they stuck in him at the hospital. We thought at first he was just picking at a scab, so to prevent it I went to wrap it back up and bought a inflatable cone from Petsmart.

As I was about to wrap it up, I noticed it was a pretty big open area exposed. Looking closer, I see a tiny pinpoint hole in the middle. At first, I thought it was again from the vitals they put in his arm.

Looking on Google being paranoid, I came across the possibility of warbles. My heart sank.

I just wanted to know what you think. He has been doing so so well. All my life my family has had dogs but never have had this issue before.

You can see it is right above where his previous bandage at the hospital was.. so not sure if it is really from all the IVs or warbles.

I really appreciate the feedback. Thank you so much!

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello! Welcome! I am so happy for you to hear that your pup is doing so well. Parvo is my most dreaded diagnosis as it always hits the very young and often it is either too expensive for people to treat it too severe for dogs to survive.
    I would place the ecollar and make sure he can’t lick the area. And I would also keep it cleans and dry. I usually don’t wrap it because it can be too tight and cause really bad problems for rhe leg and cover up a wound I would rather have people observing daily. Covered up leans you can’t see it and I want to to be monitoring it.

    If it worsens call your vet and have it looked at asap.

    Good luck

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Lauren | 3 years ago
My 12 1/2 Year Old Miniature Schnauzer Has A Bump On Her Face I Discovered Two Days Ago. …

My 12 1/2 year old miniature schnauzer has a bump on her face I discovered two days ago. The bump was originally pink and matted over by hair. She got a full hair cut about a month ago so the bump wasn’t there before that. We’ve been putting Neosporin on it and a liquid band aid but after cutting more hair from the wound which had scabs over it with the hair, it is red and still fully exposed with a black edge. Not sure what this could be. Is it life threatening or do I need to take her to the vet?

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  1. Sarah

    Good morning-
    It is so hard to tell from a picture. I think I would call and get an appointment with the vet- it could be something simple, but I would make sure. Best of luck.

  2. Laura

    To the vet, for sure. They’ll want to put hands on it to help in diagnosis and cure.

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Maija Henderson | 3 years ago
I Think My Cat Has An Abscess. She’s Had A Bump On Her Side For…

I think my cat has an abscess. She’s had a bump on her side for a few weeks with some scabs.
Came home today and saw one was open with fresh blood. Placed her in my lap and took a look at it closely. It started to ooze puss and blood. Then 2 more wounds opened up. So now she has 3 open deep purple wounds. Not sure what to do. But cleaned with hydrogen peroxide and cover it with some corona and a non adhesive pad wrapped with coban.
Anybody know what I should do from here?
I read that she probably needs to be seen and get it drained and have drain tubes placed and put under anesthesia… I don’t have much money.. at all.. help me. ☹️

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    I think the best place to start is the vets office. Make sure your cat is up to date on their rabies vaccine and ask for the area to be clipped and cleaned. I also think antibiotics might be helpful. If you can’t afford surgery (and honestly I almost never do it first thing, I wait for the antibiotics to tell me they need more help). I also never use hydrogen peroxide. There are much better options available. I hope this helps.

  2. Sarah

    Morning,
    Just to add to Dr. Magnifico’s response…. you’re vet can provide you with a better solution to keep the wound clean, than peroxide. And if they shave the area for you, you are better able to monitor it for sure. Good luck.

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megan standard | 4 years ago
My 6 Year Old Neutered Male Cat, Stephano, Has Gotten An Abcess On His Lower…

My 6 year old neutered male cat, Stephano, has gotten an abcess on his lower back. I noticed the wound as a scab that caused him pain when i touched it, so i smelled the wound for more information. it smelled terrible! i picked off the scab to reveal a small hole in his skin filled with pus. the hole itself i would say is about half a centimeter or less. My mother is a nurse and she applied Mupirocin 2% to the open wound after cleaning it with a damp cloth and squeezing the pus out. I still have an e-collar from when my other cat got spayed, he’s wearing that now. The wound still smells putrid, i want to clean it better but it seems to really hurt him, he barely let me trim the hair around the wound. Am i doing the right thing for him? should i take him to the vet? he is still eating,and his ears aren’t hot or even warm. Thank you for reading this and i hope you can give some advice!

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  1. Sarah

    Being that it is very painful, is fillled with puss and smells so bad, I would think he needs antibiotics. This means a trip to the vet. Good luck.??

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Heather Greisinger | 4 years ago
My 6 Yr Old Indoor Only Cat Had A Puncture Wound Mid August. Not…

My 6 yr old indoor only cat had a puncture wound mid August. Not really sure how it happened but could have been our 17 yr old grumpy cat. The vet put her on antibiotics for 10 days and it seemed to heal. Mid September it opened back up with puss. Our vet did surgery to clean it out and put in drainage tube and more antibiotics . Tube stayed in for 3 days stitches for 12 days. Shortly after ending the antibiotics the wound started to open at both ends with more puss. The vet did a culture and changed the antibiotics. Several weeks later still not healed and still a little puss and seeping. He put her back on the original antibiotics and has us doing warm compress 3x day. 10 days back on the old antibiotics and it’s still not healed. He doesn’t seem that concerned that it’s been 3 months. Should it really take this long?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    I agree with you that this is a very long time for the wound to heal (or not heal). Please express your concern to your vet and if you aren’t satisfied with the answer seek a second opinion. In some cases these wounds need to be explored, cultured and then a long course of antibiotics. In rare cases a referral to a surgeon is needed. I hope this helps. Good luck. Let us know what happens.

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Codey Myers | 4 years ago
My Dog Was Recently Attacked And Wanted Advice. For Those Uninterested In The Back Story…

My dog was recently attacked and wanted advice. For those uninterested in the back story, skip the next section to the one below it.

My 9yr old Yorkie mix pupper, named Emilee, has been a joy since the day I held her in the palm of my hand as a puppy. Extremely smart, loving, obediant, lazy, playful, and quirky. Brother, his wife, and their 5 dogs moved in due to circumstances. I voiced my opinions on their dogs behavior and the fact they were undisciplined. Unfortunately, my mother talked me down from standing my ground. Months later we have a family get together. One of my brother’s dogs attacked Emilee at the family gathering. Everybody had been staying over for the week, nobody there the dogs hadn’t seen before, and the attack happened right beneath our feet in the kitchen. Pretty close to food bowls I’ll add. No growling, no warning, just attacking. She grabbed Emilee by the throat and began to turn her over, I know I’m not “supposed” to get between fighting dogs but saw my dogs face and just reacted. I twisted her collar up and pried open her jaw as others did what they had to do. Since we were right there the fight maybe lasted 20-30 seconds. The dog was immediately taken outside by brother after she let go, rolled over and peed showing she gave up. Took Emilee into my room and combed through her hair, found a 1 inch gash in her neck and loaded her up in the car to take her to the vet. While I get to the vet my brothers dog attacked him while he was loving on her and he had to shoot her unfortunately. All the paperwork for shots and so on was current. Come to find out later I had been lied to (sister in law finally told me) and she had previously been doing this to neighborhood dogs for no apparent reason. I’d never have allowed a dog with that behavior into my home if I’d known otherwise. Anyways, a one inch gash and a puncture wound, several stitches, and two tubes in her neck. The tubes come out tomorrow (thank God).

5 days after the attack, my pupper still isn’t quite herself. I want advice on things to do to acclimate her back to being comfortable at home and around familiar dogs. I know it hasn’t been long, took her with me on a business trip to get some quality time and because I only trust myself for my dogs care. Especially since the attack happened in our home, at my feet nonetheless. She still follows basic commands, such as calling her, still understands when I snap my fingers or make a short hiss that I mean business and needs to follow direction. Still does all of her tricks if I offer up a treat. However she is overly anxious, especially in the kitchen, fearful of other dogs (even her buddy Koo Koo who was raised with her), stopped eating, will only drink when I bring her to the bowl. On the trip she did pretty well, tubes gave her discomfort, puppy drugs, and new place led to some cautious behavior which is understandable. But at home she only stays on the couch, sometimes burying her head when another dog comes up. If I get her to the kitchen, she shivers, licks lips, yawns, claws at me, and I’ll sit with her and calm her down. Talk to her and love her till she stops but then it’s back to the couch immediately. Won’t eat unless she hasn’t eaten in a couple days and then it’s human food not dog food. I believe in a firm hand but a fair one too when it comes to obediance and training. But I’ve never had to nurture a pupper. Yes I raised her and I’m a softy for dogs, but I’m consistent and firm. I’ve been giving in a bit more to coddling when we returned home, carrying her to water, picking her up when she starts freaking, but I don’t want her to become needy ( I know sounds kinda bad). She’s always been smart and kind of independent, she does her thing, I do mine, and we’ll meet in the middle for play time and bed. Should I be more lenient? Should I stand my ground and try to root out these anxious behaviors? And how? Do I continue our kitchen floor therapy sessions or is there a better method someone can think of?

All in all, I don’t want her to be afraid of the food bowl, other familiar dogs, of the kitchen, and wanna do all I can for her. Thats why I’m here looking for brainstorming ideas for therapy since I’ve always been able to avoid these situations in the past. Thank you for your time and patience reading through all this. Just concerned for my puppers mental health and well-being.

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  1. Sarah

    Good morning?
    I am so, so sorry for this entire situation! With the living situation so tricky right now, it might be more difficult. First and foremost, this is your dogs house. So the other dogs (especially since you said they lack manners) should, in my opinion, be treated like guests. I would invest in some baby gates. We have baby gates up at the moment as we have added 2 new rescues in the last few months, and they really help keep things in order. I would gate off an area if possible, where only your dog is allowed.this might help her build up some lost confidence and feel safe knowing that it is solely her area and they aren’t allowed. I would also adjust feeding. Feed your dog first (it’s her house) and then your brothers dogs can be fed. You might also want to see about changing where everyone eats. Let your dog eat in the kitchen as she always has, but have the other dogs eat elsewhere, if that can be an option. I’m sure you are very frustrated and upset, as anyone would be. I’m also sure that your brother feels terrible about the whole thing as well. To have to witness that, the. Be a victim, then take matters into your own hands like that is just horrible. As for your pup, I think it is so fabulous that she has someone that cares so much about her. One more thing that I just thought of. Basic obedience training for your brother’s dogs. If you’re brothers dogs are very food motivated, they might really quick to train, and eternal training would benefit your entire household. I can only speak from my own experiences, but on top of any advice I could give I would all to my vet and a behaviorist for help. Very best of luck to you all.

  2. Laura

    If you don’t have any other dogs, and the dogs in question are visitors, I would send everyone else home for awhile. Let YOUR dog get comfortable in her own home again without the risk of getting pounced on by a larger beast.

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Paige Myers | 4 years ago
I Have Guinea Pig That I Found An Open Wound Or Absence On His Side…

I have Guinea pig that I found an open wound or absence on his side about 3 days ago and i’m wondering if it’s life threatening and what it is and what to do because it keeps getting worse and it’s scabed over but it looks pusy and nasty.

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  1. Sarah

    Good morning ?If you have been treating it, and it is getting worse, then a trip to the vet is necessary. Especially now that it is infected (the puss a number 1 indicator of probable infection). A small animal, such as this,can get into big trouble, very quickly if infection sets in. Please call your vet right away, and good luck.

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Shelley Pooley | 4 years ago
My 7 Year Old Pointer/Golden Retriever Mix Is 7 Days Post-surgery Where She Had A…

My 7 year old Pointer/Golden Retriever mix is 7 days post-surgery where she had a lump removed from her leg and another from her shoulder area. The incision on her leg came open two days post-op and she developed cellulitis, for which she was given antibiotics. The wound on her shoulder was deep, and the lump was located near her rib cage. A drain was put in that was removed 3 days ago. Until this morning, the wound continued to drain quite a bit of pinkish fluid. This morning it appeared that the wound had dried up. Now, I am noticing that there is swelling near the drain site. It is not hot, and it doesn’t cause my dog any pain when I touch it. I am wondering if this could be a seroma. Since she is on antibiotics and acting normally, I am wondering if she is OK to wait until the vet is back in the office tomorrow to have her checked out since today is a holiday. Thank you!

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    The most reliable way to identify a seroma is to draw fluid from the area and look at it. If it doesn’t look like infection and your dogvus acting normally you can probably wait until tomorrow. But if your dog is acting sick or the area appears infected try to go to the vet ASAP.

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Bobbie Ehrenfeld | 4 years ago
What Is The Best Way To Treat An Open Wound From A Dog Fight?

What is the best way to treat an open wound from a dog fight?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    The best way is to see your vet for help. In my opinion EVERY dog fight wound is infected and EVERY wound needs a vet for assessment, antibiotics and pain medication. I should also mention that in many states not getting help can be considered neglectful and in many states this can be punishable. Please get help for your dog Iif they have a wound.

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Dana Merino | 5 years ago
My Husky Was Fixed Close To 3 Weeks Ago. She Had To Wear Her Megaphone…

My husky was fixed close to 3 weeks ago. She had to wear her megaphone for all that time. They glued her wound, so it kept coming open at it is a jagged very sloppy incision. She played and snuggled and loved us and was onery and would get it off. It was a game to her cuz then we’d have to snuggle her and sneak it on her. Yesterday was the big day to take it off. I was so excited and she was a mamas girl. I took it off and was loving and rubbing her head and was gently talking her through it. I thought she’d attack me with kisses and lovvens. Quit thee opposite. She walked into her kennel, which is only ever used when we’re gone, and I don’t work. It’s only used when we’re all gone. If any of the teens stay home she don’t need to be in it. So she walks in there to lay down, and hasn’t come out since. She knows the words outside and would get all jumpy and excited, now her ears barely perk up. So I haven’t gotten her to go potty since yeasterday around 4pm. Even last night after I did my shot it’s me and her outside time while I smoke. She will go potty and then sit next to me while I chat on the phone petting her. She’s not even interested in “cookies.” Which she LOVES puppy cookies and treats. Should I be worried. I do notice she didn’t sleep that much when she had the cone, cuz it was uncomfortable and she always restles, but still slept with me and suddenly last night she didn’t. It worries me cuz she is such a mamas girl, that this uninterested demeanor has me super worried….I even have her crate in the living room. So she’s with me or at least see us all. Oh just so you can know her age, she will be 3 July 5th. The surgery was being spayed.

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  1. Anonymous

    I’d call the vet, to be quite honest. Especially if she hasn’t urinated or defecated since yesterday…this could become an emergency quickly.

  2. Dana Merino Post author

    I GOT HER OUT!! I think she was in shell shock. She defacated twice and unrinated! YAY!!! I was so worried!!! Finally after 22 hours! I really had to coax her! Peanut butter, her FAV!! I was worried about her bowels closing in on her incision. Because of the seroma she had. But hopefully with lots of TLC she will become her normal self!