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Hi there. My name is***** to hear that Bruce is unwell. I will do my best to help with your question. First I have a few questions to help me better understand your situation.How long ago did the fight occur?How long did it take for the swelling to occur?Is the swelling warm to touch? Soft and springy or more firm?Does Bruce appear in pain or distress?If you have a photo of Bruce, you can attach it from your computer using the paperclip button on your screen here.
I'm glad Bruce is doing better. I was concerned when you described such a rapidly developed swelling, that he may have had air trapped under his skin from a torn windpipe. These can feel spongy and sometimes even can crackle like bubble-wrap.
Definitely goof that the swelling has gone down though. He would probably benefit from a course of antibiotics if he still has significant bite wounds because dog mouths can carry all sorts of bacteria.