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Gigi Ip | 3 years ago
There Was A Small Bump On My Dog Skin And My Aunt Said She Squeezed…

There was a small bump on my dog skin and my aunt said she squeezed it, but the wound is quite big that we think she may cut it. Now the wound is healing but the skin on the wound is black. The dog is fine but should I be worried ?

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

I think that you should be worried about to discuss it with your vet. Hopefully it is just a glandular mass that is easily resolved if not permitted to get so large it is difficult to remove. All lumps and bumps need a vet to assess them to provide any meaningful advice or direction.

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Ashley Dowdy | 3 years ago
My Puppy Was Spayed Over 2 Weeks Ago @ Banfield In SC. She Had To…

My puppy was spayed over 2 weeks ago @ Banfield in SC. She had to be taken back a week later because her glue on the outside spread a part. They then put staples in her. We noticed on the top of her wound there was a “scab” it never went away so tonight we examined it and it was a suture knotted up from the inside that had dry pus & skin. Around her scare on the left side is a hard, swollen mass that you can see whend she stands up. She seems to be in pain should we take her to the hospital now?

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Sarah
3 years ago

Sometimes they don’t dissolve as expected. I would call my vet and take her in to have them examine her. If there is puss, that is usually a sign of infection, and they will need to assess that. I would imagine it is painful/sore. Until you can get her in, I would try to limit her activity and just keep her calm and comfy. Good luck!

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

I agree with Sarah!! See the vet who did the surgery as soon as you are able. And try to limit her access to it.

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Ella Jackwitz | 3 years ago
My 1 1/2 Year Old German Shepherd Has Somehow Cut His Main Paw Pad. It…

My 1 1/2 year old german shepherd has somehow cut his main paw pad. It is a clean slice that has pierced the pad layer. It bled the first day and now only bleeds very slightly every so often. I have washed it with antibacterial wound wash and bandaged it daily. There are no obvious signs of infection but he does seem to limp much more with the bandage on as supposed to when I let it air for half the day. I have been washing it for 3 days now and it has started to fill out but seems to be swelling.
Should I keep washing it at home or does it need immediate vet treatment? He is his very normal, silly, excited self but his limp is very noticeable. Just confused as to whether it is obviously sore due to the fact he is stepping on it every second, or it is the start of a nasty infection.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello,
Do you know why caused this? It doesn’t look like a cut to me. It looks like a mass? It is hard for me to see it as a cut? (Sorry pictures are hard sometimes to see clearly). If there is limping I think the vet is needed. At least for an exam. They can provide a better bandage, pain medication and perhaps even an antibiotic to help it heal.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Oh. Yes. That does look like a slice into the pad. I think it is best to get an antibiotic and a bandage. It’s pretty deep and looks like it is opening up.
Let me know.
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jen Hohman | 3 years ago
When I Was Grooming My Cat I Accidentally Cut Her Skin. The Wound Doesn’t Look…

When I was grooming my cat I accidentally cut her skin. The wound doesn’t look deep and is not bleeding. Is it safe to use Neosporin ointment on her wound? The wound looks like a small tear.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, Unfortunately I see this too often. Hard as I try to beg and plead with people to NEVER USE SCISSORS! They do and it happens. The skin will often heal on its own BUT too often it closes over an infection which causes an abscess or the skin edges don’t heal due to the cat licking it which then causes infection. Cats don’t heal as well as dogs do with cuts therefore I always recommend seeing the vet now to get the wound assessed and antibiotics started BEFORE it gets to be something serious and expensive. I hope this… Read more »

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

You’re Welcome Jen, Good luck!

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Talyn Bredael | 3 years ago
My 2 Year Old Husky Has Some Type Of Wound Or Absses Maybe, I’m Not…

My 2 year old husky has some type of wound or absses maybe, I’m not exactly sure what it is, but it’s on his back paw. It’s bothering him and it hurts him.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, Have you asked your vet to look at it? Oddly my beagle had one almost exactly like what yours looks like. After months of trying to get it to heal, which included antibiotics, topicals and an ecollar (so he would stop licking it), I surgically removed it and sent it for pathology review. It came back as a benign mass and has healed nicely since. It may also be a histiocytoma. Regardless you should see your vet for help in both diagnosing and resolving it so it doesn’t get bigger.. which might make it harder and more expensive to… Read more »

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Lydia C | 3 years ago
My 11 Years Old Dog Just Had Pyometra Surgery On May 3rd, Stayed In The…

My 11 years old dog just had pyometra surgery on May 3rd, stayed in the clinic and got discharged on 6th. When she got home she still oozing out fluids from her stitches and the doc said I only need to clean it up and try to push the skin a bit to let the fluids out, also we got an ointment to be applied on the stitches to make it faster to dry. But just yesterday (9th) we kinda discovered that there’s another fluid came out from her vagina as well, I asked the vet and he didn’t say anything, I just googled and found out it’s probably a remains from the post-op pyometra. I’m just unsure why there’s still vaginal discharge eventhough it’s already 7 days post-op? for the first day she came home, we didn’t know that it’s very forbidden that her to not lick her wounds, but it happened already and now her stitches are still wet (we clean it up continuosly, sometimes let her wearing a towel wrapped on her body).
*My concern is: * She still doesn’t want to eat, at all. She was already losing appetite around 7-10 days before surgery, but at that time we thought it’s because of her heat so we only gave her vitamins and keep force-feeding her with baby’s porridge. After surgery until now (7 days post-op), she doesn;t want to eat, and literally becomes lazier and doesn’t want to do anything other than sleeping the whole day. Sometimes she would get up to pee but that’s just it. She also had difficulties to poo, I’m not sure is it because she barely eat or what… she only ate a very small bowl of porridge that we force-fed her.
Expression wise she looks pretty healthy, I feel like her eyes are ‘alive’ and generally pretty happy. She’s still sometimes responding to us by wagging her tail, or barking when a stranger came into our house. But she’s lazy in general. I wouldn’t say ‘weak’, because her eyes are just bright. Sometimes she also breathes weirdly, there’s a weird noise as if there’s something in her nose. But there are times she doesn’t make a sound o_O it happens especially when she’s sleeping peacefully.
I really don’t know what to do, I have a very difficult time to bring her to the vet because we don’t have a car and this is a big dog. None of the vets are willing to pick up either. Please let me know what should I do…. thank you.
Attachment: The reddish color in her stitches are not blood, it’s the ointment the doc gave us. The fluids looks a lot in the photo, but it’s because it’s been left to sleep all night and this morning we opened the towel to clean it up, so I took the photo first. I meant to show you the most fluids, because on average since we clean it up and also there’s a towel, so it’s not flooding like waterfall.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

pyometras happen because people don’t spay their dogs. I think she needs to see a vet asap.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello,
Please go back to the vet. Or seek a second opinion. I really expect her to be feeling better by now. I hope they do an exam, bloodwork to look at her CBC and admit her for fluids and antibiotics. That’s a rough idea of where I would start. I also think an X-ray to make sure there isn’t any free abdominal fluid is a good idea. I really hope she is ok. Let me know what happens please.

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Rory Green | 3 years ago
Hello I Found A Stray Cat And I Plan To Keep It But It Has…

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I found a stray cat and I plan to keep it but it has this..

I’m extremely worried, I took him to 2 vets and both gave me different diagnosis, one told me it’s a wound, the other said it is fungal
I would like to know what it is and how to treat it..
The cat is 10 months old and mixed

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Sarah
3 years ago

Perhaps you should call each vet and explain the different prognosis to each of them to see if they have anything else to add? Or seek a third opinion. Unfortunately, this is probably getting pricy for you?Sorry. Other than that, you have to go with who you trust. Especially if this cat is going to be a new member to your family… she will have this vet for the rest of her life most likely, and you need to be able to put your faith in your vet. Very best of luck to you and your new kitty!! Thanks for… Read more »

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, It is not possible to diagnose via a photo. But with this being a new cat to you I would ask the vet to provide the treatment for both and then see how it heals. I see many cases like this where I don’t have a good history to help guide my diagnosis so I often try to treat both (or however many I think is prudent) and wait to see what the response is. Before any of these are done however your cat should be tested for FeLV/FIV, checked for a microchip, and vaccinated for rabies. The skin… Read more »

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Donna Wraught | 3 years ago
My Dog Got In A Fight With A Pit Bull Yesterday And Suffered From A…

My dog got in a fight with a pit bull yesterday and suffered from a puncture wound in his mouth …I can’t afford a vet what can I do for him at home

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Sarah
3 years ago

Sorry about your dog! I understand that cost is a major concern,but my advice would be to find a vet that you can work out some sort of payment plan with. In my opinion, it is important to have your dog seen. Aside from. The obvious stress and injury to your poor pup, there may be a hidden injury. Plus, you have no record of the other dogs medical history (vaccines up to date, sickly, etc.) and would not want to take a chance that your dog was exposed. Best of luck! I hope your dog is alright.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello,
I’m sorry to hear about your dog. Puncture wounds almost always benefit from antibiotics. You get these you would need a prescription from a vet. I also always want to make sure the rest of the mouth is ok and that there isn’t any damage to the mouth (etc) that would prohibit normal function. If there is swelling or any signs of infection please see a vet or call all of your local rescues and shelters to find low cost options.

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Terry O'Keefe | 3 years ago
My Red Kelpie And Irish Wolfhound Were Running Up And Down The Fence Barking At…

my red kelpie and Irish wolfhound were running up and down the fence barking at the noise of the motorized whipper snipper when they collided well they took to each other, well after the scrap both dogs had minor injuries except for the Kelpie. He is very healthy and active but the thing I noticed was a cut upon the bony part of the shoulder more like a two inch scratch I treated that with antiseptic Salvon cream and then gave him some antibiotics called Amoxicillin but only for three days, what he has now is the wound has healed and the scab is starting to fall off but there is a bulb of fluid, well that’s what it feels like, should I just let his body deal with it and see ? and should I give him any more antibiotics? One more question I have two little dogs these are house dogs and took them to my vet and asked what would be the charge to cut their nails and clean their teeth well I might be a sucker for rescuing four dogs each dog cost $385 each that also covered their needles. I had a look at their teeth and seen a build up of plaque on their back teeth, so hold the dog and push his lip up (she charged me $80 for the look and quote) and she said ok it will cost $1300 dollars to do both of them this doe’s not included any extractions if needed it will incur an extra $180 dollars per tooth all I can see is two teeth on each side at the back that are affected is this vet on the same planet as normal folk. thanks for reading my email I hope you can give me some advice thank you ever so much in advance HANK.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, It is not possible to tell you what the bump of fluid is? The only way to diagnose it is usually with a trained veterinary exam and possibly even an aspirate of the fluid to look at under the microscope for identification. My concern would be that this is an infection (if there is a superficial wound I ALWAYS assume infection, which you really don’t want under the skin). Although it also might be a seroma, hematoma, or even hygroma. The only safe advice I can give is to see a vet. I never recommend to puncture or lance… Read more »

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Nick Mullins | 3 years ago
My Dog Had To Get Stitches About 2 Months Ago. Everything Went Well And The…

My dog had to get stitches about 2 months ago. Everything went well and the wound healed quite nicely. But today I looked at his wound and now it’s swollen with a liquid inside of it. It looks like a bubble.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello,
When we talk about incisions or wounds we tend to classify them as quiet or infected/non healing needing attention. Yours needs attention. Please call the vet who did the surgery and ask them to look at it. It may need surgical intervention or antibiotic therapy. Good luck. Please let us know what happens.