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Okay my 16 year old mutt has a hole in his head (we have no idea what happened) and his head and left eye are swollen and his eye is oozing puss. What can we do? We've put a bandage over the hole along with some neosporin and we keep cleaning the eye. My mom will be taking him to the vet tomorrow if it doesn't look any better. I'll try and get a couple of pics of it. Thanks in advance!
 

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How long has he had this injury? Cause it would take some time fore pus to form? If it just happened could it be something beside pus?

Could it be an abscess? If so, I would treat it like a goat, being careful of his eye. I have never had a dog get an abscess though- they are usually so resistantant to infection like that.

If you think abscess, I would make sure it can drain.
 

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Definately needs to go to the vet sooner then later. It really does sound like an abcess. Could have started by a small punture wound.

I would not give any pen, as it lasts in the blood system for 24 hours, and depending on what the doc prescribes, probobly Baytril and Rimadyl, they will not want the pen in the system.

Good luck and let us know~
 

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Hope the pup is doing better. Let us know.
 
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