Yesterday morning Lattes wound on her foot opened up, and Angie found her in a puddle of blood. We rushed the Latte to the vet. She came back home last evening (long day at the tar pits) and is doing well.
It turns out she has an abscess on her foot, and the nasty thing popped open. Moma V.E.T cleaned it out, x-rayed the foot and said it didn't spread to the bone yet. That's the good news. She also said these things are difficult to treat so the puss went to the lab to determine what antibiotic can handle it.We expect to hear from the lab within 72 hours.
At the moment Latte is back on Baytril twice a day. From her behavior bun would never know there's trouble brewing. She eats and hops and demands headrubs without skipping a hop.
On the other paw, Ijoin flipped his proverbial everything contemplating how bad things could get.
What were your experiences with injuries of this type? Were antibiotics effective? Was surgery effective? Did the foot had to come off? Then what?
We'll keep you posted,