Carlito was attacked by two dogs (more here
) and been healing well, except that he has three deep puncture wounds, which are a cause for concern.
The vet told us to watch for hardness around them. And we are noticing a significant lump, which isn't hot or red or painful, he lets us handle his belly without flinching or expressing that he is in pain. We are doing 5 minute soaks in warm water (3x a day) to help relieve the swelling, which is potentially an abscess. The soaks aren't really helping and I am wondering if anyone has experience adding Epsom salts or other things to the soak (or other remedies) to help relieve swelling until we can get him into the vet tomorrow. He has a surgery slot for tomorrow if need be, but I would really like to avoid another large vet bill if I can.