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My 24 lb dog was attacked by a 100 lb german shepard last week.

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my 24 lb dog was attacked by a 100 lb german shepard last week. Cleansed wounds, apply antibiotic ointment, started Keflex and pain meds, did not take to vet, now has 2 lumps in groin area near bite, likely a hematoma or enlarged node or muscle/ligament trauma? should he be seen by vet? walking better, no s/s of infection
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 6 months ago.
Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 10 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue. Can you attach a photo or photos of the swellings?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
hi and thank you. Its hard to see, but he was bit in multiple places but there are three lumps where the leg attaches to the hip in the groin area. The lumps are various sizes. he is eating well, drinking and urinating and bowels okay. Getting better but cant run as fast as he did yet. bit about a week ago.
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 6 months ago.
Do these lumps feel soft, like they are filled with fluid? Or more firm?
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 6 months ago.
I really suspect that these are small abscesses forming. cephalexin is not the greatest antimicrobial protection against bite wounds. I would consider seeing a veterinarian to have these lumps drained and get on a broader spectrum antibiotic.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
they feel firm
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 6 months ago.
OK, they are too close to each other to be lymph nodes, so it's possible it is just reactive tissue at this time. As long as your dog continues to eat and drink and be active, you can wait to see a vet. If your dog starts becoming more lame or less active or starts eating less, see a veterinarian.

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