my dog had a lump on his leg. the vet saw it and we said as he was 10 years old and it was in a difficult place and not hurting him we would leave it alone. It has since gone? and left a hole, he has been cleaning it himself, and it is not bleeding. he is eating and drinking well.It does not hurt him when touched. I covered it with a bandage which he moved so as he could get to it. The hole is approx 1.5 cm across with skin around the outside standing proud and approx 1 cm deep. it has not affected the use of the leg so no damage to the muscles or tendons is apparent.what should we do next,please
Thank you for your help, I am getting my daughter to pop in on her way home from work to help me send you a photo,as that is out of my league.
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Thank you for your advice, I feel a lot more clued up now! as we believe he is at least 10, as he was a rescue dog and we have had him 9 years ourselves. Because of this, we have decided we will give it until Tuesday and if there isn't a significant improvement in the healing, we will take him to the vets as soon as possible. We want to wait until then because of the obvious risks of an old animal having general anaesthetic.
Again, thank you for you expertise and information, we really appreciate it.
Speak to you next week,Elaine
Hi Dr. Salkin,
Here is photo of how Murphy's leg is today. The centre photo is the last one we sent you and the one of the left is the first photo taken. All the photos are approximately 1 week apart and in order from left to right. As I am sure you can see, the black skin is edging into the wound again but it is healing and closing up well.