infected leg

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infected leg

Postby deuce69 » Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:09 pm

well, they finally took the pin out of deuce's leg and put a drain in where the large lump was. everything was fine the first day, but he didn't like the drain in his leg for long. He ripped it out over night and the next day, the fluid coming out of his leg started to look yellow,not good. I immediately called my vet and they said to bring him down. they said that his wound was starting to get infected so they gave me cephelexin i believe is the name of the antibiotic. I specifically asked the vet if deuce could lick the area, because he always tries, and the vet said that that would be ok... That doesn't sound right to me. I know I'm no vet, but I don't want my dog licking his own pus. Any input would be nice... thanks


Postby pocketpit » Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:34 pm

Licking the pus isn't going to make him sick but if he licks enough he can irriatate the skin at the site and delay healing. If it really bothers him he may have to wear an E-collar.

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