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My dog had surgery on Monday from a big cut in abdomen- from…

My dog had surgery...

My dog had surgery on Monday from a big cut in abdomen- from getting stuck on a fence

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

The area around is pretty red - We have a video

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

Joey 2

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

He received stitches and a drain - he is in good spirits and not lethargic at all

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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

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I am very sorry to see that none of our other Experts have reached out to you before now. I just came online and found that your question had not been addressed. How is your companion at this time? How can I help today?

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This area certainly does look bruised. Is your companion on any medication at this time?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
he is on 3
Antibiotics
Anti inflammatory
Pain

Will you provide the names of the medications, please?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Considering the trauma to the area & subsequent surgery that looks normal right? I just want to make sure that looked like bruising vs infection

As mentioned above, this does look like bruising. Infection would be weepy and typically involves obvious pus.

Will you provide the names of the medications, please?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Tramadol 1/2 of 50mg tablet
Clavamax 62.5 mg x 1.5 tablets
Carprofen chew 25 mg x 1/2 tabletHe has a drain on his other side
A surgery
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
A surgery incision on that bruised side where he opened in the fence where he got caught
Then 2 puncture wounds on other side
+ drain opening

Perfect. Typically dogs who are restless are painful. How much does your companion weight? How often are you giving the tramadol and carprofen?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Joey weighs 11lbs -
Carpofen 7am & 7pm
Tramadol 9am & 9pmHe only slept from 2am-6 amHis intestines came out of body during the trauma- surgery put them back in no puncture to intestines. Hes peeing good, eating good, 1 poop yesterday for 1st time.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ps thank you so much for responding to me!!

It's never a bad idea to seek a veterinary exam following this type of trauma when a pet is not acting right. Failing this, I would consider the following:

Joey is on a low dosage of tramadol at this time. If he appears uncomfortable, there is a wide range of an increased dosage that can be used. You can use this medication as often as every 8 hours and his dosage could be doubled safely. You can also give 1-2mg/pound of body weight of Benadryl every 8 hours to help keep him more relaxed.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you!!

You're welcome. Good luck!

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Is it normal for them to breath weird after tramadol?

Not typically, though we can see odd breathing from discomfort.

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