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    Default Help what could this lump be

    Hi can anyone help with some advice. As you have most likely seen my little man had double luxating surgery about 3 weeks. Have notice a fluid like lump on his left knee, the vet said he did have a little trouble getting it right. Little man appears to be favouring right leg, Have a vet appointment on Monday with his surgeon. Lump doesn't feel hot or he doesn't flinch when lump touched feels a little squishy. Advice will be much appreciated....
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    Could be some fluid......several reasons and infected does not always feel hot to us, could be a seroma: very common after surgery, sometimes needs to be drained, sometimes just goes. Could be an infection. Could be a joint fluid collection. So many possibilities. I suppose the sutures are removed, any chance of any left in?

    Seroma is your best bet......often resolve. Hope all goes well on Monday, will be thinking of him......
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    Thanks Newfie, all stitches removed none left incision site all healed, no redness seen. Does he need to go under if it needs to be drained? Please let it be an easy fix that is what I am praying for at the moment. I have been giving him Glyde oral powder for dogs, this wouldn't cause fluid build up?
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    No I don't think so.....the vet will be the only one to know for sure what and why the fluid..... Some dogs allow quite a lot done to them without sedation, I know mine do, when I am there. But sometimes not to stress some dog they give them sedation. And that is better for some dogs.......Keeping fingers and paws crossed that is only a little bump in the road for you both
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    Thanks again Newfie, I have everything crossed as well. Will post after Dr visit when we find out what it is. I am hoping it is an uncomplicated seroma. Well today will be a day of rest for my little man.
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    Lump gone this morning still going to get him vet checked today. Maxi had his first hydro therapy session yesterday. All went well, Therapist told me what vet's x-rays told him confirmed touch of arthritis in right leg left good and both legs mechanically great. This man was great he did it all by feel whilst in water with Maxi. Said Maxi not experiencing pain just a case of him thinking so. Muscle tone needs to be built up at back end, toned everywhere else.
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    Of course it's gone. He's 'Superdog' after all !!

    Hope things went well at the vets today.


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    Yes that's my boy, The vet visit went great doc said it was a case of fluid, pin little more prominent in left knee, will check again in couple mths and X-ray to see how the pins are staying put. Best of all vet visit was post op check wink, wink from vet... Said glad to check if I'm at all worried about anything.

    2nd hydro visit, today as well all going great Maxi more comfortable in water with life jacket, less panting and bug eye look, and turning to therapist to lift him out. 1st session was hard to watch but therapist was very good and reassuring. Just knew when to rest Maxi. Which was obvious when Maxi had no issue going to him when he called to go again in water.
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    Sounds good.....Keep healing....LOL, Katy did not fit in the hydrotherapy bath, hence we used the side of the lake and river (much cheaper)
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    Oh Katy would fit here it is a heated pool, Really good set up has bubbles and all if they are needed...Needless to say no bubbles for my boy... It's $30 for a half hour one on one session thought I needed to go to someone who knew what he was doing first up, Plus they stock and sell good raw, Maxi a bit partial to Turkey necks... As weather warms and Maxi gets more water confidant will go the cheaper option beach or warmed rock pool water. The other bonus is Maxi's fur has gone so soft just like a new puppy fluff...
    “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
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