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Shelley Pooley | 3 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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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

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 | 3 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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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

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 | 3 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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2 years ago

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.

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David Fields | 3 years ago
I Took My 20 Pound Jack Russell To A Two Week Training Program. When…

I took my 20 pound jack Russell to a two week training program. When I picked him up, the trainer told me that he sustained an injury to his chest after falling on a branch. He had a wound to his left lower chest which is now mostly healed however had a fluid pocket in close proximity on his right side of his chest. I am not a vet but I am a physician So I thought the best approach would be to aspirate the fluid. I have aspirated the fluid twice, Both times I got about 25 to 40 mL of zero serosanguinous fluid However the fluid re-accumulated both times shortly after. The fluid was nonpurulent, the dog is afebrile, eating and going to the bathroom normally, and the side of the seroma is not warm tender or red. I was just curious if I should leave it alone and not drain it anymore or if I need to take him to a vet to have a drain placed? Id prefer conservative management. please let me know your thoughts. I appreciate it thank you

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
I would suggest you go to the vet. They can help decide what to do and help you manage the injury.

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Khara Vanim | 3 years ago
So My Cat Is At The Vet Now. It’s Been 4 Days. I Found Her…

So my cat is at the vet now. It’s been 4 days. I found her laying limp. Back hindleg swollen. I would guess she fell at some point through the night. The vet isn’t sure what happened xray showed no broken bones. She’s been on antibiotics and today (day 4) swelling has gone down but now the small wound is pussing. The vet says there is internal injury. What is going on with my kitty!?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

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I’m sorry but there is not enough information to provide much direction. Please ask your vet to help you understand what might be wrong with your cat and how you can diagnose this and treat it?

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Tabatha Wells | 3 years ago
My Outdoor Cat Came In The House For A Little While. I Picked Him And…

My outdoor cat came in the house for a little while. I picked him and pus oozes everywhere. I noticed he has a wound on his chest. Now he has had two other abscesses on his back but never on his chest with he be okay if I clean he wound 2-3 times a day and put on antibiotic cream? He healed fine from the others ones fine.

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Sarah
2 years ago

I would make a trip to the vet since there is obvious infection. You’ve no idea where the wounds came from, and if they are from a rabid animal, you will want to make sure your cat gets seen and treated right away. I hope he is ok. Good luck.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

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My advice is to see a vet for an antibiotic and make sure he is vaccinated for rabies. Also have him neutered as unneutered males are far more Likely to fight.

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Nandana V | 3 years ago
I Saw A Street Dog Beaten Up And It Has A Wound And Maggots Are…

I saw a street dog beaten up and it has a wound and maggots are also there.It didn’t ate for three days and now it’s not even drinking water and it is breathing so fast.

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Allyson Reine
2 years ago

this dog needs medial help, as soon as possible, if you can not get it help, I would call a local shelter or animal control

Allyson Reine
2 years ago

is he skinny? does he have a big belly? Where is the wound? how deep?

Allyson Reine
2 years ago

where are u located

Sarah
2 years ago

Is there anyone there that has any experience in caring for animals medically? Perhaps they can assist? Are there no veterinarians anywhere near by? Perhaps they could advise you? I’m sorry, but without knowing the full extent of what is going on with the dog, there’s not much else I personally can offer.

Sarah
2 years ago

This dog clearly needs medical help. is there anyway that can be provided?

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Brianna Mollica | 3 years ago
We Had Picked Up Two Half Bengal Kittens For Free A Day After Christmas. They…

We had picked up two half bengal kittens for free a day after Christmas. They are adorable. However they were infested other fleas and their ears are dirty no mater how many times I clean them. I think they have ear mites.

I have a one year old tabby cat who we adopted from the vet. However one of the kittens has scratched him 4 times on the face.

His fur has gone where the scratch is and bald.

His scratch has completely healed. There is no bump or pus. They don’t hurt him when touched them as I have washed the wound and put Betadine on the wound.

How long until his hair grows back. My partner and I have decided to give the kittens to our vet hospital, were they can give the kittens the treatment they need.

Just again. How long till my cats hair grows back and what do I need to look out for?

Thank you

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Erika Esselbach
2 years ago

I’m pretty sure that is ringworm. Disinfect everything the pets have come in contact with and be careful. Ringworm is super contagious and It can easily spread to humans and other pets. Don’t be alarmed it is a fungal infection and it has limited side effects besides the circles but it spreads really easy.

Sarah
2 years ago

I completely agree. Your cat should go to the vet…

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2 years ago

Has your cat been seen by your vet? Those spots look more like ringworm than a scratch to me. Please get him checked.

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2 years ago

Circles are very strange shapes for normal kitten scratches. I would ask the vet those questions, though…

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Nichola Sanderson | 3 years ago
HI I Had My Bitch Spayed 10 Days Ago After 5 Days She Swelled Took…

HI I had my bitch spayed 10 days ago after 5 days she swelled took back to vets and after feeling around it burst with red fluid ,, they have left the wound open a small gap half a centimetre in size , she is on antibiotics for five days is this long enough last day tomorrow and still leaking fluid manly whilst sleeping , there advice was to keep her rested and should heal in week

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3 years ago

Fluid leakage is normal. Provided it isn’t excessive, I wouldn’t worry. I would address questions like this to the vet in question, though, since they know what’s going on with your dog.

Keep her quiet and on limited activity for a MINIMUM of 10 days, ideally closer to 14 days post surgery.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello,
I agree with Laura! It is also important to ask how she is doing? The incision should not look red, swollen, feel hot or painful and she should be acting normal. Not trying to lick at the incision, not licking the incision, and the incision should be closing within the next week if she can be kept calm and quiet.

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Kasim ali | 3 years ago
My Cat Mini . She Is 1 Year Old Female Cat. But 2 Days Before…

My cat mini . She is 1 year old female cat. But 2 days before some dogs attacked mini & gave him serious wounds. So immediately I took her to vetnarian & she got stitches as well as several injections but problem is that her stomach swelling is increases everyday & she is not able to do pee but she can urinate. When ever I touch her stomach she cry hard . What should I do now. I ask vetnarian also he told it’s nothing serious but I am really worried please help

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Sarah
3 years ago

I agree. She needs a vet right away.

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3 years ago

If she cannot urinate, that’s an emergency. Do you have another vet nearby you can ask?