Does anyone have any thoughts about what might be going on with this 7 year old Maltese dog?
About 3 weeks ago the groomer at Pet Smart noticed he had a bump under his eye. The owner allowed the vet there to examine the dog. He was prescribed an antibiotic (Simplicet). They were not sure if he was growing a tumor or had an infection. The bump got worse and he was brought to his regular vet. The doctor gave a second round of the same antibiotic. She didn't do anything to try to drain the wound and now it's starting to ooze on it's own (pussy discharge). The owner tried a topical in addition to the antibiotic (neosporin). The vet said it's better to just try to keep it clean with peroxide so that's what she's doing.
The dog is now on a 3rd round of antibiotics (half-dose now) and has another wound on the other side of his face!
The owner said she's looked it up and the only problems with the Maltese are along the lining of the eye. The wounds are lower. The dog had his teeth checked by both vets and there were no signs of problems. The only thing I could come up with was that he got batted by a cat or something outside and developed an infection that way. But then he would have had to had 2 altercations for wounds on both sides...
We discussed her going to a third vet now for another opinion. If there is an infection there that hasn't cleared up by now, shouldn't the vet be draining it? Is there anything that might cause this problem in a Maltese other than another animal wound?