Abscess symptoms dogs

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2186126 tn?1384961026 My question is how do most older dogs with untreated Cushing's begin to fail? I would really like to minimize any suffering in his final days. Right now, I am red-flagging every little twitch and thinking if I knew what to expect, I could calm down a little and hopefully not send any frightened messages to Spartacus. He is currently on Proin to control his urine accidents and that has worked for a few months now. Would just really prefer to look at him with joy rather than fear these days.
Avatar n tn I have had reoccurant uti like symptoms for a few months..all my cultures show no infection just white blood cells..I've seen a urologist who did a bladder ultrasound and cystoscopy both normal..I saw my gyn who did a pelvic ovaries were normal..he did not give me a ultrasound though..should I persue further testing since this could be a symptom of ovarian cancer? I am 30yr..also I did have a pelvic ultrasound 6 moths ago for something else and my ovaries were normal size.
Avatar n tn 54 Possible Diagnoses o Babesiosis, babesia, in dogs and cats o Bacterial, vegetative, infective, endocarditis in dogs and cats o Blastomycosis, blastomyces dermatitidis, in dogs and cats- zoonosis o Blood transfusion reaction in dogs and cats o Bromethalin toxicity in dogs and cats o Cerebellar or pericerebellar abscess o Cerebellar or pericerebellar brain neoplasia, tumor, cyst o Cerebellar trauma, hematoma, or ischemia o Cerebral or pericerebral brain neoplasia, tumor, cyst o Ch
Avatar n tn o Babesiosis, babesia, in dogs and cats o Bacterial, vegetative, infective, endocarditis in dogs and cats o Blastomycosis, blastomyces dermatitidis, in dogs and cats- zoonosis o Blood transfusion reaction in dogs and cats o Bromethalin toxicity in dogs and cats o Cerebellar or pericerebellar abscess o Cerebellar or pericerebellar brain neoplasia, tumor, cyst o Cerebellar trauma, hematoma, or ischemia o Cerebral or pericerebral brain neoplasia, tumor, cyst o Chronic corneal epithelial
Avatar f tn There are a number of potential causes for pain around the time of eating but the most serious one is a retrobulbar abscess, or an abscess that forms in the space behind the eye. These can cause serious problems fairly quickly, including blindness and in severe cases, death. In most cases, dogs with retrobulbar abscesses are really pained by having their mouths opened -- some dogs refuse to allow this and others just scream when someone attempts to open the mouth beyond a certain point.
980967 tn?1253067795 you say it's small, about how small? Does it look sore or inflamed? Does he have any other symptoms, like tiredness, sleepiness, loss of appetite -all of which could mean he's in pain?
Avatar n tn Since it came up so quickly, it's probably an insect bite of some kind. If he has no other symptoms, you can try giving him benadryl and see if the swelling comes down. Benadryl can be given to dogs at 1 mg per pound of body weight. It wouldn't hurt to give your vet a call for some advice as well, particularly if your dog is already on other medications.
Avatar n tn I noticed my dogs face near her cheek is swollen and her neck on the same side is also swollen, its soft in her neck not hard. It wasnt a gradual growth i just notices it last night. Shes acting completly normal shell let me touch it. She does have bad teeth but my vet has never been able to check her mouth for as long as ive had her. I adopted her and she not very nice with other people (we have to muzzle her and sedate her prior to going to the vet). Any ideas of what could be causing this?
1698711 tn?1306862140 If by any chance tiny bits of the Tick's mouthparts or the head of the Tick is left behind, it can sometimes cause a boil or small abscess. If that's the case, he would need that drained, and would need some antiseptic wash on it, and possibly a course of antibiotics too. It wouldn't be too serious, just better to be treated to stop any infection spreading, and it would be best if the vet does it. My dog has had many many Ticks removed.
Avatar n tn Dogs will lick their rear ends and scratch, and do the butt-scootin'-boogie to try to ease the symptoms. If left untreated, these glands can become infected and eventually abscess badly enough to necessitate surgery. Have your vet take do a quick check, and if that's the problem it can be easily remedied with a butt squeeze right there in the clinic. The one thing you don't want to do is neglect the problem. Treat it while it's still cheap and easy!
Avatar f tn Many human painkillers just aren't a good idea for dogs. Poor girl. I can't say I know what's wrong here. Are you sure she didn't get stung by a bee or something? Look for any sting marks, bite marks (I'm thinking other critters as well,) or swelling at the back of her neck. Otherwise, she may possibly have a spinal problem, made suddenly worse, perhaps, by something she did when she was outside?
Avatar f tn You have done such a wonderful job with your JRT to have him for 16 years. Unfortunately, the symptoms you describe sound dire. I'm not a vet, but I have seen this sort of thing in my own dogs over the years and I suspect your JRT is at the end of his life. Please take him to your vet. If nothing else, perhaps he can be made comfortable during his last days.
3102976 tn?1341336738 It could be that a tick was attached there. When I pull a tick from my dogs, or even myself, often times, a lump will develop. It usually is the size of a BB and is very hard. Typically it will take 3 or 4 weeks for the lump to go away. If the lump starts to look infected, or becomes bothersome to the dog, have your vet check it out...also watch for any other signs or symptoms with your dog, that something else might be going on. When in Doubt....have the Vet check it out. Best wishes...
Avatar m tn I assume she never had a reaction before? Was the Lepto in the shot? Many dogs react to the Lepto vaccine. What is your Vet going to do a blood test to check? Why did he prescribe antibiotics? Some dogs might have some type of reaction for 24-48 hours after a shot. This may be an abscess at the injection site. Did your Vet mention that? I had one dog years ago and a cat that got abscesses at the injection sites. Both ended up having to be opened up, a drain put in and were on antibiotics.
Avatar f tn My first thought when looking at this was that it is perhaps a tooth abscess. Has he had his teeth checked recently? On the other hand, it could also be a cyst. If, when you gently feel it, does it feel attached somehow, or does it lift up with the skin? If it lifts up it sounds very much like a cyst. Does it appear to cause him any discomfort or do you see him shaking his head sometimes? It has a very rounded appearance, and that is quite cyst-like.
Avatar m tn She is mostly obedient (more so than a beagle normally is in my experience) loves kids, dogs, cats and adults alike. She really liked other dogs... so we got her spayed last friday the 25'th of september. it's seven days later and she's caused a bit of a panic. More than any other female dog I've ever owned. two days ago, (5 days after surgery) she somehow managed to get her e-collar off and with near surgical precision, remove the external sutures, and clean her "wound". wow.
Avatar f tn Hi Based entirely on her starting symptoms I think she had meningitis to begin with that got complicated. A spinal tap or lumbar puncture is most conclusive in diagnosis. Your daughter already had a MRI of the brain and so if there is no mass (such as a hemorrhage, tumor, or abscess), which may increase pressure within the skull, a lumbar puncture should be done. Cold sweats are a sign of infection. Other chest infection could be due to infection in the system.
Avatar n tn It must hurt quite hard for him to yelp. Dogs don't usually yelp unless something REALLY hurts. Maybe you should take him in for a (very unenviable!) rectal exam? And you could mention that you think he has an upset tummy generally. Has he been neutered? If not there is the possibility his Prostate gland could be slightly swollen.
Avatar f tn We have been treating with antibiotics for the past few weeks and he's still not better. He also had a tooth abscess, some rotten teeth and now needs it removed. I told my vet about the site dogfoodanalysis.com , that rates science diet at 1 star. She said that's because the dog food companies sponsor the sites and give them money. I told her I heard Science Diet sponsors Vets.
Avatar n tn If she showed no signs of feeling ill before this, or any symptoms, such as not eating, lethargy, or anything else....then you could not possibly have known. And it was completely out of your control. I can't say what may have taken her. Possibly a heart attack, or brain hemorrage. But the only way to know for certain would be to have an autopsy (necropsy) done.
740456 tn?1260453409 for both dogs and cats so i'll give it a shot here. I'm watching my parents cats for the next little while, i was petting one of them and found a tick. I called my vet and she gave me an appointment for tonight and said i shouldnt worry about it. I am worried about it because i know ticks can carry lyme disease, although i'm sure they are vaccinated for it seeing as they are outdoor cats, but my cats aren't vaccinated seeing as they are indoor cats. Also i know people can get lyme disease...
Avatar f tn She still eats every day, comes around for treats with the rest of the dogs. She goes outside to do her business and only has an accident when she isn't let out. She is pretty bright and alert. Problem is she pants a lot, especially at night but eventually she stops and goes to sleep. Her breath smells horrible. She is too old to have her teeth cleaned. Her weight is good so I don't think it is her organs. If it is her teeth, she would not be able to eat.
Avatar f tn My mother took her to the vet, and they said she has a very high white blood cell count, which likely means infection or cancer (the vet suspects it's cancer, since she doesn't have a fever or other infection symptoms). We haven't done scans for cancer, as it's unlikely we'll have the money to treat it. There are no obvious signs of pain or changes in her behaviour except for her appetite. When I get out food for Jez, she becomes very excited.
Avatar n tn Only a thorough examination by a (decent) vet could determine that. Yes it is possible our dogs can get bitten or stung without us knowing. My dog suddenly developed an abscess on her back a year or so ago. One day it wasn't there, next day it was. Of course I took her to have it drained professionally and she's been ok since. But these things do happen.
Avatar f tn First I would suggest getting a second opinion. If they still think it's a tumor and not an abscess or poor healing, then I would take chest X-rays to see if it has spread (metastasis) to the lung (the most common place). Then I would at least get a biopsy if your parents are so unsure. Why? Because it's tough to diagnose cancer just by looking or feeling! In a dog, there is a 50-50 chance that it is cancer vs. not cancer. And of course, it's could really be a result of the bite.
Avatar f tn oh, by the way he is a 13 year old dacshund and his "complete blood panel" came back normal and his heart and lungs sound good.
594071 tn?1241954397 Depending on breed, and overall condition, a lot of older dogs do very well with many surgical interventions. This couldn't be an anal gland abscess, could it? Or an anal gland which badly needs draining?
4105307 tn?1369535032 4 days ago the vet opened a Retrobulbar abscess at the back of her mouth, the probable cause of her bulging eye and third eyelid showing. Without her normal drinking and eating her BG went down to 58 and twice we gave her karo syrup. We gave her 4 and then 6 units to adjust to the amount she would eat. It now reads 240 after she ate about 2/3 her normal breakfast and received 8 units. Today she has started breathing with her mouth open, and the rate was 26 breaths a minute.
Avatar n tn It also helps to have two warm dogs sleep at the foot of the bed. One warm husband on the side does not hurt but he moves around too much...!
Avatar n tn One tooth fell out 2 weeks after his yearly visit so back to the vet on Thursday was told no sign of abscess or infection. I gave him bones used enzymatic toothpaste when HE would allow me yet it didn't work out and I feel terribly about this. He was supposed to go in for a dental last year but I put it off b/c my friends said I was insane to put a dog under anesthesia for a cleaning and I was scared to put him under and didn't know what I know now.