Aa
A
A
A
Close
Dogs Community
10.4k Members
Avatar universal

Dogs

My dog has what seems to be an abscess on his neck.  It's underneath on the side.  I only noticed when petting him.  It doesn't seem to hurt him, he still has his appetite, and is as playful as ever.  Do you think this is something I can treat by cleaning with a warm compress and peroxide?
2 Responses
1696489 tn?1370821974
You can try that, but I don't think it will work on an abcess (those need to be drained).  See your vet for the best treatment. - Blu
974371 tn?1424653129
May be an abscess, infection, swollen lymph node.  Either way, yes, you should have the Vet check it.  May have to be lanced and the dog given antibiotics.
Have an Answer?
Top Dogs Answerers
675347 tn?1365460645
United Kingdom
974371 tn?1424653129
Central Valley, CA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Members of our Pet Communities share their Halloween pet photos.
Like to travel but hate to leave your pooch at home? Dr. Carol Osborne talks tips on how (and where!) to take a trip with your pampered pet
Ooh and aah your way through these too-cute photos of MedHelp members' best friends
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.