Our dog had leg amputated 4 days ago, the pic below is how the wound looks, do u thnk is infected?
Oh gosh I am so sorry. Based on this picture I would say it looks like it. If I were you I'd take him/her (sorry can't tell) back in to get some antibiotics.
Poor dog - it is hard to tell by this photo but it is awfully red. I would take your dog to the vet first thing Monday morning for an evaluation! Sorry this happened to your dog!
thanks to you both... it's a boy.. Roman (2 yrs old) the surgery was 4 days ago and the Vet said redness and black and blue was okay... but if we saw yellowish or it smelled bad then we needed to take him back... but my husband thinks it's too red... so I will call the Vet Monday morning and ask them and if anything, say it gets worst tmo... then I'll just take him there Monday morning... we just don't want him to be anymore uncomfortable that what is normal for the surgery...
PS. that's him before he got hit by a car and was left there like they could care less..
I'm sorry your pup lost her leg and send all the best for a speedy recovery. Now, keep in mind that I am not a vet and so I can't offer any type of advice as to what you should or shouldn't do. It's also hard to tell from this pic. But the things to look out for when it comes to post-surgery incisions are discussed in these blog posts: http://tripawds.com/?s=seroma
You want to watch out for smelly, yellow/green discharge. Also if the wound isn't closing, that's another sign that you need to go in.
Whenever you're in doubt, see your vet. Good luck. Consider joining us at the Tripawds dot come community for more support.
I am thinking about the post surgical infection you are talking about but the photo is not clearly visible. I would like to advice you as follows:
Post surgical infection can only be as a result of contamination after surgery and this is least possible since the surgeon most likely took care of that.
From what I can see these seems to be a mild case of hyperemia a condition characterized by reddening and swelling of the skin due to trauma during surgery
The actual infection has to show some signs like ulceration and production of pus or discharge. I would be interested to know if you have observed this.
I will also appreciate to see up close photos for me to give more precise advice.
I hope this helps
by Cindy Lawson 6 years ago
If your dog or cat needed a limb amputated would you keep the pet or put it to sleep?For the record I have seen loads of dogs and cats with three, (even two) legs survive perfectly well, but likewise I have seen owners faced with this choice say that either they don't think it is fair to have a...
by Teresa Schultz 6 years ago
Would you have your dog put down if it needed just its front legs amputated?If your dog was otherwise healthy, happy, and well taken care of, but had to have both its front legs amputated, and the vet recommended putting the dog down, what would you do? Agree? Carry your dog everywhere? Make a...
by jugriffi 8 years ago
My Shihtsu Georgie, died Sept 14, suddenly of pancreatitis. He was never sick a day in his life. He was 15, but even the E.R. vet said he couldnt believe this, said he would probably be ok after some fluids and antibiotics. He had vomiting and diarrea for about 12 hours which became severe in the...
by Merida Craze 2 years ago
My beloved Golden Retriever, Rudolph died last week thanks to a stupid drunken driver. We were enjoying our usual evening walkies then this smug of an idiot had stolen a car and was being pursued by police decided to crashed through the park and lost control of the vehicle and had it not been for...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|