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Old 12th June 2019   #1
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Default Abscess Help

I posted in a different sub category but thought I would try here.

Iím very new to owning Axies. I have one who had an abscess on his head. I was unsure what to do until I found you guys here, so it went on for longer than it should have.

I eventually found a vet who would see us who has cleaned out the abscess and he is now on antibiotics.

My question is how long before he should look a bit better, he is very sick still and I am not sure he is looking any better. If anything maybe a little less active and not happy at all.

I do not want him to suffer if there is no hope. Can anyone give me an indication of what to expect when dealing with this.



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Old 15th June 2019   #2
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I don't have any experience with this at all, but I am so glad you were able to get to a vet! How long are the antibiotics for?



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its hard to find even general healing times for some reason, personally it took my axy about 2 months to regrow a circular bite out of his tail, maybe half a cm wide. hes a juvenile so maybe an adult would take slightly longer, im not entirely sure.
i know the colder end of the normal range helps promote faster healing (mid to low 60'sF/15-18c) as does great water quality so focus on that and they should heal up with time.



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