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Bubbles Needs Help - Infected Wound!

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sugarandbubble

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My poor Bubbles, a neutered five year old boar, seems to be having issues. He went to the vet last weekend and I was given antiseptic for a wound, the site of a benign tumor removal. Now, the wound looks like this.image.jpgimage.jpg
I've treated it twice a day as directed and also clipped short the fur around the wound. It seems infected, but he is eating/drinking normally and does not seem to be in any pain. Please help! Can I treat it with something beyond the antiseptic? What can I do for him?
 

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Poor lad, that looks sore. Only advice I can give you is a vet. Hope it can be sorted.
 

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Thanks- I've emailed all our small animal vets in the area, because the emergency vet (normal was full and still is) we took him to last weekend was about $200 for the visit not counting medicine. I'm hoping it won't be that much this time!
 

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I am very sorry, but it really needs to be seen by a vet! :(
 

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As soon as the offices open I'm calling every single one in addition to my emails. Poor boy I feel so bad! Is there anything I could do in the meantime to clean it or anything?
 

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You can make your own saline solution by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt into 1 pint/500ml of boiled cooled water.
 

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Definitely a vet visit required ASAP and I don;t think "just" a topical cream will help resolve this as it looks badly infected.
Bubbles will probably need oral antibiiotics and a painkiler and may even require further surgery to "debride" the wound (remove the necrotic dead infected tissue back to healthy tissue)...

In the interim I would bathe GENTLY with salt water as Wiebke has sugggested twice daily. Do not attempt to apply any other type of cream/lotion prior to seeing the vet as you could end up making it worse.

I have a boy with a very infected grease gland at the moment. We have taken swabs to determine what bug it is and what antibiotic will work best. I suggest you ask your vet to do the same so you don;t waste any time using the wrong antibiotic.

I hope he can get an appointment to see a cavy savvy vet quickly
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It started bleeding profusely and we rushed him in. The vet says he's ok, it's a part of the tumor dying, the flesh inside the tumor turns necrotic and bleeds. He says he's not in pain and unless it gets infected he'll be ok, but I need to rinse with hydrogen perixide, chloraxamine, and a salt solution
 

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I hope that it is going to heal well. All the best!
 

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Glad to hear that it's nothing too bad and is the natural healing process! Sending healing vibes!
 
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