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glowingtoadfly 04-11-2014 07:22 PM

should we take her to the vet?
 
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This mark just appeared on her face and gumline. I noticed it yesterday. It is a little swollen. I wonder if she got into something. She seems fine otherwise, in good spirits and behaving normally.

TigervTeMar 04-11-2014 07:24 PM

I would take her, she might just need a few days of antibiotics. doubt it's anything urgent though

glowingtoadfly 04-11-2014 07:28 PM

Thanks.

sehrgutcsg 04-11-2014 07:56 PM

Do you have rose bushes>? Looks like a thorn mark to me> Do you have Panalog, Otomax or Neosporin?

glowingtoadfly 04-11-2014 10:22 PM

We took her to the vet and she was very brave and good. She has had handling issues in the past but she accepted tummy rubs, head pats, and allowed the vet to inspect her face. (Probably because I brought lots of cookies). She has an elizabethan collar to keep her from scratching it and some antibiotics. We hike in the woods a lot so she could have gotten into some thorns out there.

shaner 04-12-2014 12:27 PM

I personally don't go to the vets for minor cuts and scrapes unless it's not healing. I also try to avoid anti-biotics unless it's truly needed. Anti-biotics are overprescribed, just like they are with people, and it's causing drug resistant bugs which is becoming a big problem.

But you have to do what makes you comfortable. I just know that dogs will heal up from most things fine on their own.

TigervTeMar 04-12-2014 05:28 PM

if it was slightly red & swollen time for the vet to decide

glowingtoadfly 04-12-2014 08:03 PM

I'm glad we took her. Apparently it had gotten infected from her scratching it. We also had been playing tug with her and the vet said we need to wait. We also would've taken her to schutzhund, which the vet said is too hard on her mouth right now.


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