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My dog had a small hole on her side that our other dog kept…

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My dog had a small hole on her side that our other dog kept licking and when I touched the side blood and puss came out. We cut the hair around and placed neosporin on it last night. Twenty four hours later it appears as if there is cyst filled with fluid again. It does not hurt her. What do we do?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Is your dog bleeding a lot?

No blood now

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

Coco 3 years old Wheaton Terrier mix

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Coco?

No still eating a playing

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I ams sorry you are worried about Coco. I just came online and saw your question; I am so sorry you did not get help from a veterinarian on this website before now.

How is she doing today?

This sounds like an abscess, a pocket of pus under the skin. The usually treatment for an abscess is to lance it to let the pus out, and start antibiotics.

You can try warm moist compresses to draw out the infection, and continue the Neosporin, but if the infection is deep, she will need prescription antibiotics.

Please let me know if this helps and how she is doing.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I did not hear back from you; I hope you were able to see my answer! How is Coco doing?

Please let me know if this was helpful and if I can answer any other questions you may have.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
Hi,

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

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