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Donna Wraught | 4 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

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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 | 4 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 | 4 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.

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Nathalie Gallardo | 4 years ago
My Cat Is Not Vaccinated, And Had A Fight With A Stray Cat Yesterday. Altough…

My cat is not vaccinated, and had a fight with a stray cat yesterday. Altough my cat doesn’t have any visible injuries/is not bleeding I got very scared when I started thinking that maybe the stray cat gave my cat rabies. I touched my cat’s fur hours after, and then thought that the stray cat`s saliva may give me rabies. Today my cat was a little wet, maybe from its own saliva. I touched it to see if it was hurt, and I dont have open wounds on my fingers, but Im scared of my own cat. Help!

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3 years ago

You cannot get rabies without the saliva contacting open wounds. PLEASE stop letting an unvaccinated cat outside – this would have been completely prevented if you’d kept your cat inside, where he belongs.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello
I think it is time to have your cat examined by the vet and vaccinated. If you don’t know of the other cat is vaccinated the best you can do is vaccinate yours.

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arsh khan | 4 years ago
My Cat Is 2+ Years Old . She Went Out 3 Days Ago And When…

My cat is 2+ years old . she went out 3 days ago and when she came back yesterday she was miserable. I’m sure she had a fight . Her intestine area , just above her back legs looks Squeezed as if she hasn’t eaten for days and her liver/stomach area is weirdly kind of bloated , not bloated exactly it looks like there is tumours inside but when we touch it , its so soft . There is no wound outside , she has stopped eating and she walks very very slowly , and she screams when we try to examine/touch her stomach . I think she had internal bleeding . she’s in pain. And the problem is there’s no vets near our town . I’ll try to take her to city as soon as possible . she has 3 kittens and they are 4.5 months old now. What should i do now?

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello,
I am guessing that it might be an infection or abscess secondary to the fight. If she is not eating she needs to be encouraged to eat, but usually they will not eat if they have infection or fever. She needs a vet. They need to provide fluids (injectable subcutaneous, or, ideally intravenously). She also needs injectable antibiotics, ideally also intravenously. If she has internal injuries she may need surgery. I’m sorry but this sounds too critical and too serious to recommend or even discuss trying to manage at home. I hope she is ok

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Brenda Overstreet | 4 years ago
My Cat Just Had A Litter Of Kittens And Has Been Doing Fine For 2…

My cat just had a litter of kittens and has been doing fine for 2 days tonight I came home and she had moved them one was dead with a puncture wound to the chest and another looks like the ear is missing and it’s bleeding from the mouth and dead what should I do so nothing happens to the others in the litter is it ok to separate them until they eat and how often then do they need to eat.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

They need to eat every 2-3 hours. If another cat is in the area she may be stressed. Or there might be a male around. It is best to keep them separated if you think the mom did it. Please have her spayed. She may be one of those moms who doesnt handle litters well. There are helpful tips on newborn kitten care here. http://pets.webmd.com/cats/guide/newborn-kitten-care

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susan collins | 4 years ago
I Volunteered At A Local Humane Society Last Year And Ended Up With 7 Dogs…

I volunteered at a local Humane Society last year and ended up with 7 dogs. 1 pit that I adopted as a baby, now a year old (Gator) a Boxer that I adopted as a baby, 2 years old (Buford) A Pit/Cur female that I got as a baby, 3 years old (Mya), A Chihuahua mix that I rescued at about a year old, he was about 3 years old when he was killed (The Dude), a Pit female that I rescued at about 3 months old, now a year (Lulu) a Chocolate Lab mix that I adopted at about 3 months old, now a year (Jack) and a foster pit that had apparently been a bait dog, about 6 months old, about a year old when he was put down (Baby Dog). All spayed and neutered. Now that you have all the cast of characters, here is my question. I’m going to try and make the story short. We were living in a rental house with an acre of land, and the last two dogs that we adopted were Lulu and Baby Dog. Baby Dog was very skittish, scarred up, scared of the other dogs, etc. Lulu was fine with everyone except my female, who did not like playing with her and would snap at her. Long story short, we were made to leave the rental house because my landlords house flooded and he made us get out, even though we were negotiating to buy the house from him. We had not a lot of time and too many dogs so we ended up renting a house from my cousin, and the yard is less than half than we had for the dogs to run around in. This is when the problems started. They would get into scuffles, not bad, but they never did this at my other place. My female, Mya, is the female pack leader and my boxer, Buford is the male pack leader. My son lives away from me and wanted to take Gator, the pit, for a couple of weeks to visit. During this time, Baby Dog started getting more confident and sociable, except with The Dude, my chihuahua. The Dude thought that he ran the show and the other dogs would just ignore him but Baby Dog started acting aggressive toward him to the point that I had to separate them when I left. When I was here, I always corrected the behavior as soon as I saw Baby Dogs tail stand up and he would listen. Well, when Gator got back home, it was almost like Baby Dog was trying to be second in command after Buford, because he knew Buford was the pack leader and was submissive toward him. He started acting non-submissive toward Gator and Jack, not to the point of fighting but not frightened of them anymore. Last week, I was home by myself and turned my back for one second, and Baby Dog attacked The Dude. He would not let go, even though I was beating him with a broomstick, trying to tear him off of The Dude, and Gator was also on top of Baby Dog biting him and trying to get him off. I finally managed to get The Dude away from him and ran to the vet with him, but I knew it was pointless. I was covered in blood, he was seizing and could not walk. Baby Dog had broken his back and the vet had to euthanize him. I cannot explain how horrible, devastated, inconsolable, depressed, etc. that I am. And even worse was that my husband immediately took Baby Dog back to the shelter where they euthanized him, which although he killed my baby, I still felt horrible because the reason he was like this is because people raised him like this. After this, there was 2 or 3 days that there was tension in my house with the dogs. I could sense it. Then my husband and I came home from somewhere and could not find Lulu. She was in the backyard, torn to shreds so badly that she could not even get up. We brought her to the vet and she has been there for a week. She has huge wounds on her legs and her face and ears were almost torn apart. My husband and I are having a possible divorce filing over who we think did this to her. My pit, Gator, had wounds on his face. My pit/cur mix, Mya, was covered in blood but had no wounds at all. My husband wants to get rid of Gator because he says there is no way Lulu’s wounds were inflicted by my pit/cur mix because she is about 20lbs smaller than Gator. He also said that Gator being gone for a couple of weeks totally screwed up the pack order of all the dogs, with Baby Dog trying to take Gator’s spot as number 2 and that is the only reason he was attacking Baby Dog while he was killing the Dude. He says that Mya probably snapped at Lulu, like she always does, and Gator just went crazy on Lulu. Now he is fearing for Jack, because he is our smallest, less tough dog and thinks Gator is going to kill him because since the fight, he says everything has changed with the dogs. I say it was Mya, and Gator was trying to help Lulu and Mya bit Gator. Mya is basically a bitch to every dog and does not like playing with them. The vet also says with the extent of Lulu’s injuries, she thinks it was Gator because he IS a pit and DOES have very strong jaws. I do not know what to do. I am so devastated by all of this. Gator is my baby, who doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. Mya has actually bit people who have come into my house, whereas Gator will lick them to death. I do not have alot of experience in the psyche of a dog mind, but can someone who does give me their take on this? I surely do not want anything to happen to Jack, whom I adore, but I raised Gator and hand-fed him because his mother was too sick so I have a special bond with him. Please help.

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3 years ago

This is a horrible situation to be in.

You need a behaviorist in your home, assessing the situation. You need to be crating ALL dogs when you aren’t home/can’t supervise them, and you may have to crate and rotate dogs for the rest of their lives. This isn’t fair to the dogs.

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3 years ago

Crate and rotate until you either rehome some dogs or they pass away, then. That’s your only solution.

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Jas Rodrigez | 4 years ago
Hi, I Have A Chow Chow, Bear, She Has Been Suffering With Wounds Allover Her…

Hi, I have a chow chow, Bear, she has been suffering with wounds allover her body and it have pus. I thought she’s having an allergic reaction because for her dog food but I have already changed it but it’s still the same. Since I dont have money to continue going to a vet I tried herbal approach and have been bathing her with guava leafs. I don’t know what else to do. Please help.

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Jana
3 years ago

What did the vet diagnose it as the last time you were there? I would urge you to find a way to get her the help she needs. If this is an ongoing unresolved case, I’d suggest seeing a dermatologist, or at least an integrative or a good holistic vet. The cost of the assessment is not that high. Your baby needs help and you’re the only one who can make it happen.

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Tabitha Croft | 4 years ago
My Small Dog Was Attacked By A Pit Bull This Morning. She Is Very Lethargic…

My small dog was attacked by a pit bull this morning. She is very lethargic and weak. She has been laying in her bed all day. Her eye lids and gums are still pinkish color. But she hasn’t drank or ate since the attack. She has no signs of puncture wounds or external damage. She is now getting dry sticky gums and I’m wondering how much water she needs to keep from becoming dehydrated? She weighs 12-15lbs. Also what can i give her to help with minor pain when she whines. We have no emergency vet near us And will not be able to take her to get checked out at vet till Monday morning.

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Sarah
3 years ago

I would call my regular vet, even if they do not have emergency hours. Hey will most likely have at least some sort of contact for emergencies and a way for you to get in touch with them. They will want to see your dog right away. Good luck

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Your dog needs to see a vet now. I do not think waiting is safe for your dog nor is it responsible pet ownership on your part. There is always a chance of internal bleeding, organ damage, infection (which in my opinion amaot always happens) and your pup needs something for pain. Without these things and based on your description simple things like dehydration will further compound whatever else is already going on. Based on your description there is very likely something that happened to her. She needs a vet now. Every dog in a fight needs to be seen… Read more »

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Katy Groves | 4 years ago
My Cat Was Spayed Last Thursday With A Midline Spay And Just Looking For Some…

My cat was spayed last Thursday with a midline spay and just looking for some advice as to what you think might have caused this reaction.

Two days later we had her post op check. There was slight bruising around the wound but none on the belly, however her belly looked a little large. The vet at the post op check looked a little concerned and called in another for a second opinion. They felt and said the muscle felt in tact still, and that although it doesn’t always happen bruising could just be from the trauma. Booked in another post op check for 7 days after.

Later that same day she started acting a little out of character, more lethargic not even opening her eyes when I left or returned from popping out to the shop or when my partner returned. Also noticed her head trembling and later her leg trembling. We have a great relationship with our breeder who is very knowledgable who we spoke to. She asked to see a picture of the wound. The picture then was the picture on the left. I was shocked when I pulled back the cats vest to see this horrible large deep red bruising appearing on the belly that wasn’t there earlier. The breeder was in shock and had never seen anything so bad after a spay before. With the other symptoms and her being out of character she recommended us seeing the emergency vet in fear of internal bleeding from perhaps the stitches of the uterus coming undone or something.

We booked in, they checked her gums etc etc and did an ultrasound scan but found no internal bleeding or fluid build up. They said it was just probably excessive bruising and not although not common, can sometimes happen. They said they could do a blood clotting test too, however if she had blood clotting problems the surgeon would have noticed when performing the spay.

Happy that the scan showed nothing we took her home. The next day she has started to be her own character again and is eating, drinking, using litter box etc and acting normal. However the bruise is growing massively daily. The picture on the right is the day after the emergency vets. It is a deep red blood like kind of bruising and looks horrible. Since then it has grown even more but I haven’t been able to get a picture.

Speaking to our breeder, she says the main thing is the scan was clear and she is being herself eating drinking etc and it’s just horrendous bruising from a bad rough vet job in her opinion. We trust her opinion as she is family and also very knowledgable.

We emailed our vet and updated them on the scenario. They also seemed shocked at the pictures and could understand our concern, and have suggested looking at getting her tested for blood clotting problems.

Our breeder says she thinks that is a cop out for a horrendous surgery job. She comes from a very well bred long line of show quality ragdolls whom have been bred with health being at the forefront. We long did our research before getting her and agree, and also remember what the emergency vet said about they would have noticed during the operation that she had blood clotting problems, but they said everything went perfectly fine during the operation.

We have our second post op check this Friday. I was just wondering what others might think might have caused this to happen to our poor baby girl, so I can prepare myself for what they might tell me Friday, or so I know what is right or wrong.

Our breeder recommends going for our post op check just to check the wound itself is healing okay and then looking for another vets. I also agree as everyone I have spoke to so far has never seen anything like this as a result of a spay.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello,
I think that whenever there is doubt about a patients care a second opinion is a good idea. I will say that bemusing can and does happen, sometimes it is simply when askall blood vessel is disrupted. As long as the incisions and healing is normal the bruising goes away in a week or two.