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My 14 y/o pug has swelling with her right lip. It is very

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My 14 y/o pug has swelling with her right lip. It is very thick and sags down. Had her to the vet last week when newly discovered. Was aspirated showed some white cells and indicative of infection. Has been on cephalexin and methylprednisolone finishes ATBs tomorrow. Lip is still swollen, firm, not overly hot, seems less painful, but definitely not returned to normal. What now?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: Has a seizure disorder, on potassium bromide, Proin, levothyroxine, zantac. On prescription food for GI. Z/D Ultra is the dry food.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Has the area improved?

How long was the course of meds?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
When she finishes the ATBs tomorrow, it will be 10 days. It was 7 days for the steroids. It is improved maybe 20%, is definitely no worse and less tender to palpation, but still quite noticeable. She does not like it palpated (surprise).

Thanks for your reply.

It may take a longer course of antibiotics and even the steroids, as sometimes more well-seated problems can take as much as 21 days before major improvements are observed. Your vet may also wish to switch to a different antibiotic to see if this will help with healing.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks for your help. I'll call my vet.

You're quite welcome. Good luck!

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