Welcome to English Bulldog News! The #1 forum for the English Bulldog Enthusiast!

REGISTER today to share photos, stories, advice, get help and access member only features and forums.

P.S. Registered members do not see above advertisements!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 13 to 24 of 27

Thread: Off to the emergency vets we go!

  1. #13
    ..........
    Real Name
    Sandra
    Country
    usa
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    7,010
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sarah aka cow
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Re: Off to the emergency vets we go!

    oh im sorry to read this. prayers for you and stig.

  2. #14
    Owner/Administrator Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    bullmama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lisa
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    25,227
    Bulldog(s) Names
    The Home of the Desert Sky Pack
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2116
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default

    Prayers your way! An abcess can also be cause by play biting so that you know.... Bertha Bacon can tell you!


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk

    Everyday is a party when you own a bulldog!
    CLICK HERE to Sponsor a rescue Bulldog!

  3. #15
    Bully Bootie Duty wouldtick's Avatar
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    172
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Barley's Rainbow Cupcake
    Likes (Received)
    10

    Default Re: Off to the emergency vets we go!

    thoughts and prayers, please keep us updated

  4. #16
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    AubreysMom's Avatar
    Real Name
    Krista
    Location
    Millbrook, Alabama
    Posts
    1,106
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Aubrey (RIP 5-4-12), Aubie Shug
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Off to the emergency vets we go!

    My thoughts are with you both! Keep us updated.

  5. #17
    The Ultimate Sourmug Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    savemejeebus's Avatar
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Posts
    6,209
    Bulldog(s) Names
    The Stig Racecar Driver and Punkin Brutus
    Likes (Received)
    230
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Off to the emergency vets we go!

    Just got back, and from his insurance papers, it's cellulitis with the possibility of abcess. The vet gave us a week's worth of wide range antibiotics. She said that it may help bring the swelling down, but in case it gets worse within 3-4 days, we should see our regular vet. I'm going to schedule an appt just in case. This weekend is a long weekend for us up here, so I don't want to wait until Tuesday to bring him in for a checkup.

    His vitals are good including no fever. Which are great signs. But she did add that the swelling may get larger and he may need surgery to drain it out, including inserting a temp draining tube. Hopefully that won't be necessary.

    @desertskybulldogs - Yup, she said it could have been from anything, including hitting a door the wrong way, which is a Stiggy thing to do. He's so playful, that I wouldn't be surprised that it was a dog bite.

    Will post a pic up soon too. I keep on telling him that Thanksgiving is still 2 months away and it's too early to have a turkey neck.

    On a more downer note, there was a couple before us that had to put their dog down because of a car accident I believe. It was so sad, I overheard her crying through the door when the vet was explaining her sweet pup's condition. They walked out with an empty crate.
    "I am normally not a praying man, but if you really are up there, please save me Superman!'' - Homer J. Simpson

  6. #18
    .................
    Real Name
    Becky
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    14,938
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jake
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Off to the emergency vets we go!

    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    Just got back, and from his insurance papers, it's cellulitis with the possibility of abcess. The vet gave us a week's worth of wide range antibiotics. She said that it may help bring the swelling down, but in case it gets worse within 3-4 days, we should see our regular vet. I'm going to schedule an appt just in case. This weekend is a long weekend for us up here, so I don't want to wait until Tuesday to bring him in for a checkup.

    His vitals are good including no fever. Which are great signs. But she did add that the swelling may get larger and he may need surgery to drain it out, including inserting a temp draining tube. Hopefully that won't be necessary.

    @desertskybulldogs - Yup, she said it could have been from anything, including hitting a door the wrong way, which is a Stiggy thing to do. He's so playful, that I wouldn't be surprised that it was a dog bite.

    Will post a pic up soon too. I keep on telling him that Thanksgiving is still 2 months away and it's too early to have a turkey neck.

    On a more downer note, there was a couple before us that had to put their dog down because of a car accident I believe. It was so sad, I overheard her crying through the door when the vet was explaining her sweet pup's condition. They walked out with an empty crate.

    That poor family..

    My daughter had cellulitis many times..from soccer. It's like an abrasion under the skin that gets infected.. Hurts like heck! Anyway she said it did! Poor Stiggy. But...in the scheme of things...he will be ok.. So sad the other Family can't say the same

  7. #19
    Pet Sitter gobronco's Avatar
    Location
    San Jose, Ca
    Posts
    356
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Rudy and Mila
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Off to the emergency vets we go!

    Tyler had chin/neck inflamation many times. Never quite figured out why, but most of the time there was an abrasion, Mimi bite, bug bite, whatever. We used to use Benadryl and antibiotic ointments with good results. Of course if Tyler seemed at all in distress or it looked infected we took him to the vet. Sometimes I think Tyler was meant to live in a New York penthouse. He had too many allergies to the daily things.

  8. #20
    ..........
    Real Name
    Jenn
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    0
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Cutty, Miila and Mugsy the pug :)
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Off to the emergency vets we go!

    Did they try and drain it? Poor baby, glad it was just that tho. My gosh how these babies make us worry. Sometimes I think they do it on purpose for attention! lol

  9. #21
    Pet Sitter PeterPanAndWendy's Avatar
    Location
    Lindsey, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    347
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Pan Cake
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Off to the emergency vets we go!

    I hope it's nothing serious! Sending prayers your way!
    If you canít adopt Ė foster.
    If you canít foster Ė sponsor.
    If you canít sponsor Ė volunteer.
    If you canít volunteer Ė donate.
    If you canít donate Ė educate, network, and crosspost.
    EVERYONE can do something large or small, to help save a life.

  10. #22
    My Bully Gave Me Wings Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Twice's Avatar
    Real Name
    Bev
    Location
    Woodbridge Township, NJ
    Posts
    2,711
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Abby (my Sweetie Head 10.24.11-11.23.12) and Otis
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Off to the emergency vets we go!

    I'm going to keep praying that the antibiotics work.

    For me, her name was Abby
    10/24/2011 - 11/23/1012


    Obtaining a dog license should require more than writing a check.

  11. #23
    Bully lov'in wonder from down under Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Ftse 100's Avatar
    Real Name
    Julie
    Country
    Australia
    Location
    Qld Australia
    Posts
    6,497
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Ftse
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    1510

    Default Re: Off to the emergency vets we go!

    I do hope stig get better real soon and it doesn't need anything more than the antibiotics.

  12. #24
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Jack Daniels's Avatar
    Real Name
    Will - Killer of All Ninjas
    Location
    Miami Florida
    Posts
    1,045
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jack Daniels
    Likes (Received)
    13

    Default Re: Off to the emergency vets we go!

    Hope Stig is doing better today....
    Keep us posted...

    @savemejeebus

    On the brighter side, Take pictures of him with the Turkey Neck and save them for the Halloween Costume Picture contest in October... A Turket Bulldog is a sure winner ..!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •