Dog saved suffering from massive abscess
We received a call on our helpline from a village woman living in the outskirts of Udaipur informing us that she had seen a street dog with a very swollen face and head.
We sent our ambulance and when our rescuers arrived they met the sweet boy whose face was indeed incredibly swollen. Rescuing him and starting his treatment was urgent.
After feeding him biscuits to try to gain his trust he still wouldn’t let us touch him, though he was obviously very friendly and was wagging his tail. Dogs are so intelligent when it comes to knowing that they might be captured so after trying to make friends for 20 minutes or so we had to quickly change tactics and try to catch him with the butterfly net before he got wise and decided to bolt into the open fields where catching him would then be impossible.
Still feeding him biscuits, rescuer Kalu Singh distracted him while Ganpat quietly and swiftly came from behind and swooped him into the net.
Once back at Animal Aid we put a needle into the swelling on his face and determined that it was, as we had suspected, an abscess. We then gave him sedation, shaved and cleaned the site, and lanced it open to let a copious amount of blood and pus drain. After flushing out the cavity left by the abscess, we made a larger incision, inserted a drainage tube and then stitched it back up.
In just two weeks, he had fully healed and is now so handsome and happy!
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