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Dog has an abscess in abdominal area and I have no money to take her to a vet. Going to purchase over the counter

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she has an abscess in...
she has an abscess in abdominal area and I have no money to take her to a vet. Going to purchase over the counter antibiotics and looking to see how to inject
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Greta she is a few months shy of 12 and she is choc lab german short hair mix
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: I think she is running a fever and has become very weak, She ways about 80 -90 pounds
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: jadedangel57, owner replied 3 months ago
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Hi JaCustomer,

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jane. I have been involved professionally with dogs in the healthcare and behavioral fields for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a Vet Assistant and Behaviorist and have extensive experience in dog reproduction, as a breeder, for even longer than that.. Canine behavioral issues and training are also my specialties. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

One antibiotic that is frequently given by injection is penicillin. While I can not recommend you give a dog any prescription medication, I can give you a site that does go over uses , side effects and dosage information for various antibiotics.

http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/prescription/penicillin-g

http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/prescription/amoxicillin

http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/prescription/ampicillin-polyflex

If this is mastitis, you will want to have her seen if at all possible. There are assistance programs available . See them below as well as vets that give a first office visit free but tests cost you on these visit. You have the option of taking her in and seeing if it is a simple abscess or something more.

Veterinary Bill Assistance Programs:
1. The Big Hearts Fund: http://bigheartsfund.org/
2. Cats in Crisis: http://www.catsincrisis.org/
3. Diabetic Cats In Need: http://fdmb-cin.blogspot.com/
4. The Dog And Cat Cancer Fund: http://www.dccfund.org/
5. Frankie's Friends: http://www.frankiesfriends.com/
6. Handicapped Pets Foundation: http://hpets.org/
9. The Mosby Foundation: http://themosbyfoundation.org/
10. The Onyx and Breezy Foundation: http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/
11. Paws 4 A Cure: http://www.paws4acure.org/
12. The Pet Fund: http://thepetfund.com/
13. Pets-DC: http://www.petsdc.org/
14. Shakespeare Animal Fund: http://www.shakespeareanimalfund.org/

This site may have additional resources as well.

http://www.speakingforspot.com/helppayingforveterinarycare.html

http://maddiesinstitute.typepad.com/chewonthis/2014/12/helping-people-find-money-to-pay-for-veterinary-care.html

These vets may offer a free initial visit though you may have to pay for extra procedures and medications. See the next one for the coupons.

https://vcahospitals.com/find-a-hospital

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/offer

I hope I've given you good service. If so, I'd appreciate a 5 star rating. The rating should be based on my answer and not any site issue. Experts are not compensated until a rating is done. If you have any other questions at all, please reply here and I'll be happy to follow up with you even after you have rated. .

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Dog Veterinarian: jadedangel57, owner replied 3 months ago

Hi Again,

I just thought I'd check in to see how things are going for you and your dog. I strive to provide the best answer possible. Did you find my answer helpful?.

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