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Possible Infection...really concerned

December 5th, 2012, 08:10 PM

I thought I would try this since it is outside vet hours and I am hoping someone can help me! My Rodgers, 2 year-old male peek-a-poo is not having a good day. We rescued him a few months ago and he had already been neutered by the previous family when he was a pup. He was licking himself like crazy today and I called his name and when he looked up I saw what looked like a long cut because it was so red! Upon further inspection, it appears to be where he was neutered and it is all red and swollen. It is not an open wound but is obviously irritating him and I am concerned he could have an infection. Is it possible for this to happen at least a year after the operation? Should I be taking him to the vet? Or can I try a cone so he can't irritate it more and see if it gets better. He is a little guy, less than 10 pounds and was poorly nutritioned when we got him. Please help this little guy that has come so far!

December 5th, 2012, 08:44 PM
You need to get your dog to the vet right away before he get blood poison, the infection could travel to his heart real fast.

December 6th, 2012, 12:05 AM
I doubt it's from the neuter--a year would be a long time to harbor an infection from the surgery. I'm wondering if he could have an impacted or abscessed anal gland? At any rate, it does sound like he should see a vet as soon as you can get him in. The cone is a good idea until then.

Hope all goes well at the vet! Keep us posted, pls!