Veterinary questions? Ask a Vet for Answers ASAP
My Vizsla had surgery 10 days ago to remove his spleen. Yesterday part of the wound became infected and his temperature since then is 39.4. He has visited the vet today and had amoxycillin injection and has tablets to start taking tomorrow (he had the injection about 12 hours ago). I'm worried that his temperature is not going down, he was shivering earlier and my wife put the heating on so he is now occasionally panting. I'm wondering at what point we should call an emergency vet or am I being too sensitive and I should just get some sleep? Should I keep him warm or keep him cool?
I should add that he is eating well enough, is drinking a large amount (but seems to be urinating it straight back out) and currently has had some diahhrea for the past day or so as well.
Our local vet removed a staple that she thought had twisted round in the wound today before , 95% of the wound is fine and healing well just the very top of wound at his chest is red, slightly inflamed with some clear/cloudy white discharge ocassionally. It does not appear to be very painful, perhaps uncomfortable is a better word, he can lie on his stomach but is clearly more comfortable on his side.