Is there a vet on this site? I am desperate

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Is there a vet on this site? I am desperate

Post by doodleboy » 15 Oct 2013, 21:48

Please help
I have a 7 year old doodle who has an infection coming through the skin near his groin.
He had an op last wed and we await the results of the biopsy.
The vet said it was a deep infection that travels down 'canals' and round the other side of his stomach.
He is on Bytril antibiotic but the vet said he is not hopeful that it will work, he said the infection is very bad and thinks it could be from a foreign body.
The thing is my dog never goes running in woods etc where he could have been been puncured by a bit stick etc.
The vet said he not confident the antibiotics will help and he will need specialist treatment of MRI scan and op and said they still might never know whats caused it.
I have tried to google this but I am so worried I am not thinking properly, he called it deep pyoderma.
Vet doesnt seem confident that doodle will survive it.
Please help.x

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Post by SallyV » 15 Oct 2013, 22:01

Hello there,
I'm sorry, I'm not a vet but you sound so worried I thought I'd reply and say that my thoughts are with you.
How is your boy in himself? If you're at all worried about him or he seems to have gone downhill in the last couple of hours, I'd give the vet a ring.
Fingers crossed your boy makes a speedy recovery and will be bouncing around very soon.
Keep us posted and I hope someone comes along with some good advice/ideas/help.

Sally, Effie and Inka

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Post by Bid » 15 Oct 2013, 22:10

What a worry for you :( . I know quite a few dogs have had grass seeds that have travelled along canals - very hard to find! My Daisy had Baytril when she had a resistant bacterial infection in her ear - hers was a pseudomonas infection and in the end she had to have an off-licence anti-biotic.

I hope youre vet can help your lad - will be keeping my finger crossed.
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Post by eileenandmolly » 15 Oct 2013, 22:20

Hiya, poor you :(

I also have a 7-year old + a 6-year old

The 7-year old recently had 3 lumps removed - one of which was in her groin and was deemed suspicious by the vet. It turned out to be a benign hair follicle tumour.

I was about to type "please don't worry" when I realised that was pointless because you would of course worry. Please fee free to pm me and I will give you my mobile number .....a problem shared ....

Ei xx
Ei, Molly and Saffie


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Post by beeeerock » 15 Oct 2013, 22:28

I'm not a vet, but will offer one comment that may or may not be of use.

When our Neufie-Golden flipped his stomach, the toxins that were released into his system from the stagnant stomach contents caused heart arrhythmia problems. The medications available in the veterinary system for heart issues were a small subset of what are available for human use. The vet suggested one he couldn't get and we found it in a pharmacy (one of the perks of being connected to the medical community). That medication turned him around and he survived to continue killing the grass in our back yard.

My point is, if the antibiotic in use isn't working, it might be worth asking the vet if he knows of anything that might be more effective - even if he doesn't stock it himself... because maybe you can find it elsewhere.

Hopefully it won't come to that! :)

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Post by elmo75 » 15 Oct 2013, 23:29

No advice to offer I'm afraid but just wanted to say that I'm thinking of you xxx Here's hoping your boy will be on the mend very soon.
Lots of love,
Ellie xxx

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Post by molsp » 16 Oct 2013, 10:39

What a worry for you. I'm afraid I can't offer any advice to you but thought I would post just to say, I hope your boy gets through this and back to full health as quickly as possible.


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Post by Norwood » 16 Oct 2013, 12:35

sorry to hear about your little man, is it worth trying to get a second opinion? maybe contacting a vet hospital? might be worth adding where in the country you are so people can suggest places to contact.

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Post by ClareV » 16 Oct 2013, 14:48

Yes, same thoughts as Norwood. For example we have the Royal Veterinary college at Potters Bar near us, where complicated cases are referred on to.

I really hope your dood responds quickly to the antibiotics. I will be thinking of you.

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Post by Liz!! » 16 Oct 2013, 14:56

Oh, what a worry, I so hope you find something and some of the advice above can help... sending healing thoughts...
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Post by Niandsa » 16 Oct 2013, 15:27


How is he doing today? I hope the antibiotics are beginning to take effect - I have everything crossed for you.

Poppy is recovering from an infection caused by a grass seed settling in a lymph node in her neck. The seed that was eventually removed was only 1 - 2 mm in size but caused an abscess the size of a golf ball. :shock: . She had had 2 courses of antibiotics at the vets and a needle biopsy before we were referred to the local vet hospital. They scanned her and operated within 2 days and she is on the mend now.

Her infection was not as severe as your poor doodle's, so if it was me I would be pushing for an appointment at your local vet hospital. They are much more used to seeing very ill dogs and will have all the equipment at hand to treat the problem. It is very pricey though if you are not insured.

Finally, in my experience vets seem to always put a negative slant on things and give you the worst case scenario. I spent two weeks convinced that Poppy has lymphoma and was therefore terminally ill because one vet thought that was the most likely prognosis. :evil: Thank god it turned out to be something totally treatable and I really hope that is the case for your doodle too.

Please let us know how you both get on. :)
Poppy and Rosie

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