Hello I was hoping someone could tell me if they knew what could be wrong with my puppy. He is a rott, 4 weeks old and has a large lump on his neck and it is starting to swell up the left side of his face. It feels like it has fluid in it, but is still alittle hard. He is eating, but not playing or barking like the other pups. I am going to take the pup to the vet first thing Monday morning. I just want some ideas.
It sounds like an infection to me. If you feel fluid, it is probably an abcess. You could try to put hot compresses on it, if he really seems down in the dumps. there is not much you can do, a vet will probably give you some antibiotics, and maybe lance and drain the area.
Just my thoughts and opinions. Let us know how he is, and if you have an emergancy vet, I would go there. If it is an abcess, and the infection gets into his blood stream, it could kill him.
I am glad to hear it is draining on its own. It was probably an abcess. Just make sure you give your vet all the details, and finish all the antibiotics. Also keep an eye on the area after everything is said and done. It is possible for it to come back.
We went to the vet yesterday and the puppy is going to be fine. He had been bit by a fly and it injected it's larvae in the pups neck. I didn't know they could do that! Well it started draining when the larvae exited and left a small hole in his neck. :( The vet looked it over and said everything is out and gave him a shot and some pills to take for a week and he will be good as new! He already looks a lot better. Thanks for your help.
My dog had the same thing it is either possably a ear in fection my doggie we took her to the vet he had to drain it, it could also be in infection if so she will be fine if you do not delay to get he/she to the dog hospitl a day or 2 will be fine but dont let it go to long he will give you a med. sized pill for it and he/she will be i hope he/she will feel better and i love rotties also :)