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Will silver sulfadiazine help?  how?  I went to my general vet and showed him the hygroma..  He said it isnt painful and showed me  ,  said it is more or less cosmetic and nothing much to do,, except the leggs items  etc,, I didnt contact my onco vet as this just was noticed yesterday…  

During a visit to the er,,, last month,,  simon got a fistula,,, that healed,, he was on lots of antibiotics,, His elbows were always calloused,, hard floors,, etc,, He likes cool tile and much of the house is tile and its too much to carpet,, He rips apart ortho beds,, even ones in his crate,, so that is not an option.   I;d like to get this fixed. and healed.. . it looks nasty as well,,,  

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Hey Luke and Simon 🐾

Take a look at this thread, there are several suggestions which could work for your boy.

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Thanks for the link Teresa!

Good for you for catching that early Luke. Hopefully it is just cosmetic (Wyatt Ray has a light one too), but you can’t be too careful with hygromas, they can get out of control and hard to treat if we don’t pay attention.

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thanks for the reply.. I did read that site you directed me to.. still unsure what I will do??  

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Best thing to do is to minimize his exposure to hard surfaces. I know that is super hard, but maybe there’s an orthopedic bed out there like the Big Barker that will rock his world so much that he won’t want to lay on the ground.

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Did you try Dogleggs? (I know you mention the leggs things, wasn’t sure if you’d tried them). My Meg had a wound on the point of her elbow, pre amp, which failed to heal. I do sympathise as I know what a nightmare it can be to keep that area protected. Doggleggs were a godsend for us, and stayed on much, much better than anything else we tried. You could also add padding inside with extra dressing etc.

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thanks for the reply. I haven’t ordered anything,, was thrown off a bit as general vet said no pain. no worry…. its not something I think should just be there,,,  thoughts?

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Meg’s wound was not related to a hygroma, and I do not have specific experience with these, but I agree with Jerry that you can’t be too careful. A non healing wound on the elbow can turn into a nightmare. This much I do know.

You say it looks nasty, can you post a pic? Is the area warm to touch?

If it were me (and it isn’t, of course), I would be inclined to go for the Doggleggs, get the area properly protected to prevent it from getting worse and give it a chance to heal.

Meg, Clare and Angel Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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Have you tried making a bed out of towels and blankets? Technically it’s not a dog bed. Do you think Simon will go for it? 

When my dog started to get red under his belly my surgeon said he needed at least 2 inches of padding. My dog Chance had a dog bed but wouldn’t always lay on it. So I piled about 7 towels and three blankets into a spot and he loves it! 

Also at Lowe’s they sell this big foam maybe you can try if Simon accepts. Might work since it’s too big for him to thrash around. Chance likes to stretch out on that. I have two of them. Sure it takes up a lot of room and might be a tad excessive  but it keeps his belly from getting red and his elbow from becoming stiff. 

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That is a great tip! Rookie or not it’s a good idea, thanks.

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