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Lauren | 1 month 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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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.

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

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CECILIA Wang | 6 months ago
Seroma – Drain OR Not My Puppy Was Bite By Another Dog About 10 Days Ago…

Seroma – Drain OR not
My puppy was bite by another dog about 10 days ago. The wound was not big and heal very fast. But right now I found there is a seroma on his neck, “tennis ball” size. But he is normal as usual, full of energy, eat good, no painful, no fever. I took him to the vet, the doctor suggest me to do the surgery and drain the seroma. The cost is about US$1200.00. Should I do it or not? As I checked on line, normally the body could slowly reabsorb the fluid of the seroma.
Thanks in advance!!!!!!

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I agree with Sarah!

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Krista Magnifico | 7 months ago
Kana Had Facial Tremors, A “tragic” Look, Erect Ears, And Twitching Eyes. She Had Tetanus…
Treatment Cost (USD): $60.00
A wound on her toe had been present and reluctantly healing for about 3 weeks. Her mom noticed that her ears were standing up on her head, her eyes were pulled back into her head and moving quickly in multiple directions. She also had her facial muscles twitching and pulling her mouth back to her ears. She had a “tragic” look to her face. She also was not walking normally and not eating or behaving normally.
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Maija Henderson | 7 months 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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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.

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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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Krista Magnifico | 8 months ago
Chronic Abscess In The Neck Of A Cat. What Are Your Options If It Doesn’t…
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Bert is an indoor-outdoor cat. He came home one day with a swelling on his right shoulder about 1 week after his family noted he was limping. The initial exam (about 1 week before the drain was placed), revealed a slight fever, swollen and painful area of the right shoulder. The swelling was explored and a large amount of purulent material was found (puss). Bert was given an injectable antibiotic (Convenia) that lasts about 2 weeks. He was sent home to be monitored.
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Jocelyn Reyes | 9 months ago
It’s Going To Be 3 Months That My Dog Had Surgery. She Had A Malignant…

It’s going to be 3 months that my dog had surgery. She had a malignant tumor removed. It’s taken a while to heal and the wound has finally completely healed after some complications:( The area where she had surgery feels hard and it’s kind of a lump now, is that normal? Could it be coming back? I don’t like the care she received so I’m very hesitant to go back to that vet office.

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I am so sorry that you are unhappy with the service and care that you received. You are definitely within your rights to find another vet office that you feel more comfortable with. If the area is warm to the touch or painful fir her in any way, I would call a vet. The lump, depending on the size, could just be scar tissue… but if you are worried, I would start at the vet office. If you’re going to a new vet, make sure you thoroughly explain all your dog’s medical history. Best of luck!??

Kathleen Halliwell
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Following a surgery the vet office that did it would normally check it for no fee. Did they give you any written post surgical instructions?

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Ok I am so sorry that you have had a bad experience at this particular office. I would call around and find another vet right now. What is the credit card issue? Most major cards I would think are excepted everywhere. There are also payment plans available out there…. care credit, vetbilling…. you could also speak to th vet office (new vet office if I were you) and explain your situation. See if they can let you pay part up front and the rest in installments. I would also call the local humane society, local spca, and other local animal… Read more »

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scgreco413 | 10 months ago
Good Morning Pawbly Friends…. A Couple Of Our Dogs Are On Meds Right Now. Rontu…

Good morning pawbly friends…. a couple of our dogs are on meds right now. Rontu is on antibiotics for a wound and a Riva is on pain killers for an unknown issue that our vets are working on with us trying to figure out. Both dogs are between 70 and 80 lbs. Riva spit out her pain pills… 75mg of carprofen and Rontu I guess, thought it was food and ate it. I tried to grab it out of his mouth, but couldn’t get my hand far enough. I managed to grab the other pill (gabapentin) but he swallowed the carprofen. What should I do?

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Hello,
No worries. They will be fine. Those pups. Never a dull moment for you.

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megan standard | 12 months 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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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 | 12 months 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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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 | 1 year 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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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… Read more »

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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.