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Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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We have a disabled dog, herniated disc bellow ribs, back

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We have a disabled dog, herniated disc bellow ribs, back legs and tail paralyzed for now 2 years. Wears diapers. Chihuahua poodle named Lola. We discovered on her acknowledge leg yeaterday a crater like hole about 1/2 I diameter covered in a soft wet scab. area is swollen. Upon gentle squeeze to remove puss, the scab came out and the crater was discovered
Puss is white. Worried. Area is still moist. Our vet is closed on the weekend. What is you best advise? Can I attach a picture here? Thank you, Stephanie
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 2 years ago.
Good afternoon, Stephanie. I am Dr. Loretta and I would like to help.
It would really help to send a picture. From your description, it does seem that Lola has an abscess possibly from some rubbing or infection of unknown origin. If Lola is still acting normal and eating, just keep cleaning this area with peroxide every 4to 6 hrs until yOu can see Your vet. It does not seem serious for Lola unless there are others.
Does that make sense to,took, Stephanie? Please send the picture.
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 2 years ago.
Hi Stephanie,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Lola. How is everything going?
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