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Harsh | 2 months ago
Is It Normal For A Puppy To Limp After Getting A Dose Of Calcium Injected In …

Is it Normal for a puppy to limp after getting a dose of calcium injected in it’s leg?
Today was his vet’s appointment for a dose of calcium injection.
He’s a 3 months old Alsatian German Shepherd.
Unfortunately , I was picking up his litter to throw it and meanwhile he chewed a stone and gave a loud cry. I immediately came to him and stroked his fur,n Soon , his mouth was dripping so much blood! I immediately took him to the vet , who treated his wounds. Now he’s completely fine.
But after 3 hours of the dose , he started to limp (in the leg in which the dose was injected).
I asked a friend , who has taken care of many dogs! He said it’s completely normal as the dose of calcium is a bit strong and that he’ll be fine when he wakes up in the morning.
But I wanted to double check.
Please answers asap.

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
Please call the vet who gave the injection. And if he is not acting normally or continues to lip past 12-24 hours go back to the vet to have him seen. I hope he is ok.

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Yamini | 2 months ago
I Have A Semi Domestic Cat With Maggots At Its Tail On Uper Body. It’s …

I have a semi domestic cat with maggots at its tail on uper body. It’s not completely a house cat and can be very aggressive when in pain. Lives mostly in parks in front of my house. I want it help but vets are all closed due the covid 19 lockdown. And the infestation of maggot is really bad. There are 3 wounds on its tail.
I need some tips to sedate it at home so that I can treat it. Any tips?

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Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

Hello,
I’m so sorry to hear about your cat.
All vet clinics in the us are open to emergencies. This is an emergency. Please call and explain what is going on and have your cat seen.

Sarah
2 months ago

Our vet remains open as well as those in the surrounding area. I would call around to find a vet as h this is an emergency.

Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

This needs to be seen by a vet. If you are unable or unwilling there are videos on YouTube on flushing them out. I cannot offer advice on how to safely sedate. A vet needs to be contacted for that. It’s too dangerous to attempt at home. Also there are products available that have been used in rescue for many years to help. I have known rescuers to use capstar. In the USA it is available over the counter.

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Suz | 5 months ago
Shoulder Hematoma/seroma In An Adult Dog, After Microchipping

Hello animal lovers! I am seeking advice about a shoulder hematoma/seroma in an adult dog, resulting after microchipping.
I recently adopted a wonderful shelter dog. The problem started when she had to be microchipped, she was uncooperative and the technician had to do 2 insertion attempts, over the left shoulder. She bled from the injection sites for a few hours, but seemed ok otherwise.
Two days later, she jumped down out of our tall cargo van, started limping within minutes, wincing in pain, and had obvious swelling on the shoulder where the microchip was placed.
We took her to the vet, where they sedated her and placed a drain for a hematoma. The vet said there was a lot of inflammation, blood and clots. She prescribed an anti-inflammatory, no antibiotics. There was a lot of drainage the first few days, then less and less. The microchip came out, I found it on her bed one morning.
They removed the drain on day 8 with almost no fluid drainage present.
Within 36 hours of drain removal, the drain holes are well scabbed over and I can see and feel a small pocket of fluid (feels like a tiny waterbed) where the hematoma was. It is not growing, even with short walks and normal backyard activity. Her behavior is totally normal, no signs of pain or infection.
After researching, this seems to fit the bill for a seroma. I would prefer to watch and wait as long as she is acting normally instead of return to the vet for diagnosis and more possible interventions…
My questions are:
Does this sound like a seroma?
Could the hematoma have returned?
Should I go to the vet to have fluid drawn to confirm? Does it sound appropriate for me to decline another drain or aspiration as long as she is behaving normally?
Is attempting to place another microchip advisable?
Is it reasonable to assume that these are complications from a poorly done microchipping?
Any insights appreciated, thank you very much!

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Krista Magnifico
4 months ago

Hello, I’m glad to hear that things have resolved and seem to be doing well. I always think it is best to talk to your vet about anything that you are worried about. It is always neat to keep the lines of communication open and healthy. Usually a seroma is just fluid clear and no blood or clots. I am not a fan of draining. It can introduce infection and keep a resolving problem an active problem. But you should discuss this with your vet. I think all pets should be microchipped. Find someone who is very comfortable doing it… Read more »

Sarah
4 months ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for rescuing a dog. It does sound like it could be a seroma. I think if it starts to feel warm to the touch or your dog shows signs of discomfort that you should go to the vet ASAP. However- I would express the concerns and suspicions that you have shared here with them- regardless of when your next visit is. A simple discussion and quick Q and A would help get a good relationship started between patient, client and caregiver. I highly recommend micro chipping. Perhaps during your chat you can figure the… Read more »

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Cathy Kowalewski | 5 months ago
Our 4 Year Old Sheltie Who Frequently Suffers From Skin Allergies Has Very Sore Front Paw Pads …

Our 4 year old Sheltie who frequently suffers from skin allergies has very sore front paw pads from licking them frequently. He takes prescribed apoquel and we supplement with benadryl as needed. I have not seen him licking his paws for a while but he has a visible limp on one paw when walking. I have looked at his paw pad and while it looks very rough and chapped I don’t see any visible cuts or wounds. In addition to the medications mentioned we have purchased dog booties for him when walking him and are applying an all natural paw butter. I’m just wondering what else we can do to help his paws heal short of putting a cone on him, as I don’t think he’s licking them currently? Thanks for any suggestions.

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Krista Magnifico
5 months ago

Hello, I see lots of limping in dogs with red and painful feet. Typically they are licking pretty feverishly. The best advice I can give is to talk to your vet and ask them all of the things you mention here. I also want to highlight how important routine year around flea and tick prevention is. Also ask about Cytopoint use. Also it might be time for a medicated shampoo and even supplements like omega 3 fatty acid. My point is that dermatology is an active and evolving condition. It takes lots of time and assistance from your vet often… Read more »

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Lauren | 9 months 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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Sarah
8 months ago

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.

Laura
8 months ago

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 | 1 year 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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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

I agree with Sarah!

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Krista Magnifico | 1 year ago
Kana Had Facial Tremors, A “tragic” Look, Erect Ears, And Twitching Eyes. She Had Tetanus…
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Maija Henderson | 1 year 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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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

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.

Sarah
1 year ago

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 | 1 year ago
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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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