The skin directly below my dog’s rear leg paw pad is swollen. There is no puncture wound and he has no issue with me touching it. Any idea what this could be?
My six month old pitbull has a large hematoma after a routine neuter. He was fine with no swelling for two days after the surgery, but day three his scrotum started swelling. We took him into the vet who explained it was normal for some dogs and sent us home with some sedatives to stop his moving around and told us to monitor. Later that day, the scrotum swelled to the size of a medium to large orange. We returned, and we’re given antibiotics just in case, as there was no evidence of fever to indicate infection. The next day, he the wound started draining, a pink substance likely blood mixed with some other bodily fluid. The suture area looks fairly normal, just a small amount of redness and swelling, and the fluid smells of iron, not infected. We were advised to place a warm compress on for a few minutes a couple of times a day, but our pup won’t let us near the area. He is a sweet dog, but the sedatives combined with the pain are causing him to snap at us when we go near the back legs. He refuses to even sit down for hours at a time. Do you have any advice for how to help him through this? My wife and I work 8-9 hours during the day, though we have family that stops by for a few hours at a time to watch him. I’m just worried that he is in so much pain he won’t let us help him heal.
Hi, my 6yr old Pit Bull Nyla was attacked by two other Pit Bulls last night. We took her to a 24hr Vet Clinic. They put a drain in her neck due to one of the bite wounds. This morning there is a pocket of what seems to be fluid above the drain. Is this normal? Is the drain not working anymore? What should I do for her?
My dog was attacked by an off leash Mastiff about a month ago, the wounds around her neck have now healed but some of the hair that grew back are white in colour, she’s a black and tan doberman and the white hair is really obvious. Just wondering if the white fur is ever going to change back to normal black colour, or is this colour change permanent?
A seroma bubble as formed this night and a little thick blood is coming out 3 days after a surgery to remove testicules (one in the stomach). Keeping my 16 month old boxer calm is difficult so we have to tie his leash so he doesn’t move (otherwise he paces in the house constantly). We watched him 24/7 for the first 2 days and tonight we needed so rest so we managed to put the big collar on him so he doesn’t lick the wound. The veterinarian saw him yesterday because the skin had become red close to where the balls would normally be (told us it was blue balls and to apply cold compress… try that on a boxer…). The clinic closes for the holidays from 31st of Dec until 3rd of Jan where we have another follow-up appointment. Could that be a problem or waiting 3 days is ok ?
Self inflicted neck wound. My dog keeps scratching his neck causing it to bleed and a part of his skin is even hanging. The wound has a foul smell. is there any home remedy or medicine that i can buy that can help heal the wound or keep him from scratching it ? I cant afford going to a vet right now and im really worried of him.
Dog bite. On Christmas Day she got bitten by another dog . All vets are closed right now. What can I do until tomorrow to clean the wound or to ease her pain. She’s 11 yrs. old.
My dog has a large lump on the back of her paw, almost like a abscess. It’s been there for about a week now, super swollen now. And there’s a open wound on the top now. I can’t see anything stuck in her pas though. Any ideas of what it could be? She’s elderly & diabetic so I need to stay on top of this.
Our two female dogs got into a fight and the smallest has a puncture wound on her leg. I cannot take her to a vet right now. Any input on home care? I am cleaning with hydrogen peroxide and will be trimming the hair back to examine the wound closer and make sure it is not too deep. The larger dog seems to have a small cut near her eye that is no longer bleeding.
My 5 month old kitten has rabies, I’m pretty positive. I think she will only live another day or 2 at most. I just realized what she has, yesterday. Her mother came to me as a stray, last winter. Neither cat has ever been vaccinated. The mom has a huge, draining abscess on her neck. That wound was most likely inflicted by my cat that I have had for 11 years. She won’t tolerate any other animals in her space without attacking them every chance she gets. She has hurt the mom and baby, both, numerous times in the past. She tried to hurt the kitten yesterday, but the kitten turned and tried to attack her, and she backed down and ran away. 2 days ago, I saw several drops of blood on the floor of 2 different rooms where only my older cat goes. I didn’t know what was bleeding on her. Now I think the kitten may have bitten her before I knew it was rabid. Long story short, both adult cats and myself have been exposed. My older cat was vaccinated and spayed when she was 5 or 6 months old, but I don’t know if she was ever vaccinated after that. I have numerous sores that I’ve touched after holding and petting the kitten. So, now I am scared for all of us. What should I do?