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My dog had an infection pyoderma and dermatitis. She got put…

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My dog had an...

My dog had an infection pyoderma and dermatitis. She got put on cephalexin 500mg and prednisone. I noticed she started licking herself alot where she pees and shes super swollen and there's like a flappy lump also. Sges dragging herself now when she comes in from outside. It's been just over a month since shes been on the meds. I wish i would've checked her sooner. What could this b? A yeast infection? I was late for vet appt and they won't even look at her quick. Im so upset!

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. There are all sorts of infections your 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. What is your dog's name and age?

Harley she is 10

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Harley?

We had a flea infestation I have never before in my life had that happen or lice even it as expensive and just horrible

Submitted: 22 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 22 days ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Harley seems uncomfortable. Is she spayed?

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
No she isn't fixed. I think her last year cycle was around Christmas time
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

Would you be able to send a picture of the flappy lump?

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
I can't get her to let me
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

Okay, no worries. Her behavior could indicate a urinary tract infection. A more serious problem would be an infected uterus. If there is discharge coming out of her vulva, that's what she might be licking. I would get her in for an exam. They may recommend doing some lab work including a urinalysis, as well.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

If I've been helpful, I would greatly appreciate your 5-star rating. I would also be happy to continue our conversation if you have any other questions.

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Well i already knew she needs to b seen. I thought u were able to help me not tell me I need to get her seen. Seriously? I'd like my $ back my gosh! R u guys able to actually help anyone or just recommend to see a vet or not?
Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Well i already knew she needs to b seen. I thought u were able to help me not tell me I need to get her seen. Seriously? I'd like my $ back my gosh! R u guys able to actually help anyone or just recommend to see a vet or not? Im sorry I'm just reply broke I mean beyond broke major neg. Borrowing $ constantly to get by and needing to for vet. Don't dare do taxes cause I'm scared someone is going to garnish them.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

I'm sorry but without lab tests I cannot figure out whether you dog has a urinary tract infection or something else going on.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

Do you have other questions I can answer that doesn't require me seeing the dog in person?

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
I doubt UTI she was just on antibiotics that would cure that. I think u guys should make it clear what u can and cannot do for ur dad. Sorry it's not your fault I've had a really hard day and I'm worried
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

I'm sorry you had a bad day. How long has she been on antibiotics?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

Also, cephalexin is used to treat skin infections. It may not work against any bacteria that is causing her to have a urinary tract infection.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

(if it's a urinary tract infection)

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
I was able to get her in at the vet. Thank god. I love this vet clinic in champlin mn on zane ave. They just did x-ray and swab and am waiting then maybe have to do blood work up. Wow expensive then maybe surgery. Im trying to figure out where im going to get the money? Anyways I guess u were like a therapist for me mostly. Lol have a goid night thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

You're welcome. I wonder if the vet would take CareCredit if you qualify?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

If I've been helpful, I would greatly appreciate your 5 star rating by clicking the 5 stars at the top of your screen. I would also be happy to continue our conversation if you have any other questions.

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