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Sonpreet Kaur | 3 years ago
My Dachshund Had A Small Accident And Hurt His Left Hind Leg. Xray Doesn’t Show…

My dachshund had a small accident and hurt his left hind leg. Xray doesn’t show any fracture as such. But there is a little swelling on its last toe .There is a wound and vet did dressing on the day this happened. Is it safe to give 2½ years old dachshund antibiotics injection daily continues for 6 days. And is dressing required to be done daily for 6 days. Its been 2 days. Today he had loose motions. I think its because of antibiotics 5-10ml injection.vet will change the dressdressing daily for 6 days. And inject antibiotics. I think I should consult another doctor for my pet. I think this will Cause an over dose of antibiotics for my 9 kgs miniature dachshund. Please help

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello
I typically change the bandage on the foot every day, two at most, and immediately if the bandage gets wet. I also think you should express your concerns about the antibiotic with your vet. If there isn’t an open wound and if your pet is acting normally otherwise you may be able to switch to a topical antibiotic or antibiotic soak.

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Paramita Purakayastha | 3 years ago
My 7 Year Old Male Cat Had Scabies On His Cheek And Neck At The…

My 7 year old male cat had scabies on his cheek and neck at the back. Was treating with Kiskin as advised by vet and he was responding to it. Suddenly stopped eating 2 days back. Last night saw there was green puss among the folds of his wounds. Put some Negasunt. Died soon afterwards.
Had a head injury a few months back. Was treated for concussion. Had lost weight.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

I’m very sorry for your loss.

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Uma Williams | 3 years ago
DRAINING APPT TOMOORROW AT 10:30AM PST 8/1/17 – To Drain Or Not To Drain…

DRAINING APPT TOMOORROW AT 10:30AM PST 8/1/17 – to drain or not to drain – photo attached taken last friday.

Hello Dr Magnifico, I came across your blog on Seroma’s. My 5.5 year old female Rottweiler love bug had her lower 3 mammaries removed and lymphnodes last wednesday (all benign), they released her on Friday. At the the time of release she had a small goofball sized seroma. She asked I come in for a follow up appt on Monday to check incision, they took her in back and when they brought her back out said they drained the seroma. I asked the surgeon won’t her body just reabsorb it? She said yes, but it can put stress on sutures. She has at least 50 staples.

Now her seroma is 10x the size it was from this past Monday. I am keeping her as quiet as possible, but she feels good, for the most part she is resting but not confined to a cage. I also noticed today a little yellow puss from an area where the incision meets another incison (not there yesterday). I had the donut on her today and found she could reach part of the incision with it on and was licking it. So now the cone is on. 🙁 Tomorrow at 10:30am PST i am to go see surgeon and she wants to drain every few days. She was on Chephlexin for just 4 days post surgery 2 am and 2pm, seems like a very short course.

Anyway, I am concerned and I know how sensitive vets can get but now i am worried about infection, especially now that there is yellow seeping from wound in one spot… Help! I believe in allowing the body to heal itself. Is draining increasing risk of infection and now this yellow puss/discharge from incision site? Help and thank you so much for helping pet owners like myself !!

PS PHOTO WAS TAKEN LAST FRIDAY

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, It sounds like you both have very valid concerns. I think you both have very good open lines of communication and a clear understanding of what’s going on. With that I would say that it is probably best to allow your vet to provide the care they think this surgery needs now and allow them to continue to provide oversight and suggestion for direction in the plan ahead. If it helps ease your mind I don’t typically get overly concerned about the size of a seroma as long as the incision is healing well and the patient is acting… Read more »

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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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 »