Thursday, April 5, 2012

932. Schnauzer has shivering and high fever. Why?

On Saturday, March 31, 2012, I was off and the owner of the Miniature Schnauzer operated by me to remove an epidermal cyst on his upper neck area came to consult Vet 1. Vet advised the owner consult me on Sunday as I was the operating vet. No news from the owner. On Monday night, she went to the emergency after hours surgery as the dog had started shivering. Vet 2 referred her back to me. The owner came the next day, April 3rd.

"Why didn't Vet 2 treat the dog?" I asked.
"The consultation fee was very high and so the vet asked me to bring the dog to see you."
"Any injection given by Vet 1 or 2? Any medication?" I asked.
"None," she said.

Well, the dog was operated by me 10 days ago. So Vet 1 and Vet 2 must have presumed that the operating area was infected. This is logical. I felt the area by pressing on it. No pain or inflammation.

"Why is there the yellow powder?" I peeled off the scabs but found no pus.
"My grandpa applied the yellow lotion to prevent the dog scratching."
I had advised simple cleaning with cotton swab and plain clean water. Plus put a plaster on.

WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM OF THE DOG'S HIGH FEVER,RECURRING AGAIN DESPITE ANTIBIOTICS?

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