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I have a raccoon approx. 3 mo. old, and about 3 lbs. I think

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I have a raccoon approx. 3 mo. old, and about 3 lbs. I think she got bit by another raccoon which was sick. It had swollen joints on 3 of his legs, nd a very bad attitude. Jewels, developed a abscess on her right front leg. It involved the shoulder to the first joint on the front right. then the 2nd toe on the left foot. These area have drained after antibotics and warm moist packs. I noticed today that her left foot ,invoving her ankle and about 1/3 of her pad ,I could feel fluid in the left front paw. Please tell me what I can do to help her. or what I can suggest to my vet.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the raccoon?
Customer: thank you please let me know soon.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

If you have not already had her sedated and these areas examined, lanced and drained, this may be needed. If they did not respond to antibiotics being given, a culture would be wise to ensure you're using the right antibiotic for the job. Many times lancing and flushing is required to get ahead of more aggressive abscesses. If this has not already been tried, that's the approach that I would talk to your vet about. It offers the best chance at successful recovery from these types of wounds, which commonly do develop into abscesses.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Checking in. How is she doing?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?


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