This is Otto, a 3-year-old male dachshund. He came to VREC with a history of a swelling on the underside of his neck. The swelling had recently ruptured and had a draining wound.
Otto qualified for the Angel Fund and was taken to surgery for exploration of the swelling which appeared to be an abscess (pocket of infection). We are not exactly sure why he developed an abscess in this location but we wonder if it might have been from chewing sticks (and having a small piece of stick poke through the back of his mouth or esophagus), something poking his neck externally, etc.
During surgery, the pocket of swelling was opened and flushed out. We expect Otto to have an excellent prognosis once he is fully recovered from surgery.
Otto has been a great patient and his owners are very dedicated to his care.
We are so happy for Otto!