I just got back from taking Nitro to the vet.
He has an abscess. The vet ruptured it, and she tried to express his anal glands. However she was only able to express one of his glands, the one where the abscess is was too infected and impacted to have it expressed.
She gave me pain meds and antibiotics for him.
He’ll be on the antibiotics for 2 weeks. Then she said I should bring him back to make sure it has cleared up.
The pain meds he’s on half a tablet twice a day, and then he’s on one antibiotic a day.
She also cut his nails. She said they’d gotten very long.
Poor Nitro was traumatized, he really doesn’t like being at the vets office.
The vetinary nurse had to come in and hold him while the vet cut his nails, he didn’t like the sound of the nail clippers.
At least its over for him now. It was 78 euro for the consult and his tablets, which I thought was very reasonable.
Originally they quoted me a price of 42 euro, that was if he was just having his glands expressed and his nails cut.
The tablets are what bulked up the price, they are very expensive.
Anyway, I gave him his first pain med with some ham, and I will give him his antibiotic later with his dinner, and then I will give him the other pain med tonight.
I’m so glad I took him in to be seen.
All that matters to me now is that he’s ok, I don’t care what price the vet visit was, I struggled to pay but even if I didn’t have the money, I’d try to find it from somewhere.