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I would continue the warm moist compresses through the day but I would not recommend squeezing the gland.
How much does she weigh? You could give aspirin for the pain and inflammation. Only give aspirin and only with food. You can give 1 low doses aspirin per 15 to 20 pounds of body weight if it does not cause her to vomit. You can do that twice daily.
Please let me know how she is doing and what other questions you have.
I am worried if she is not eating. If you look at her gums, are they pink in color or pale? Can you take her temp with a thermometer? Normal is between 101 and 102.
If she has an infected gland, she needs antibiotics and that means having a veterinarian examine her. Until then the warm compresses and aspirin are all you can do. Try to get her to take some food and then try giving her 2 low dose aspirins or 1/2 regular aspirin for inflammation and pain.
If she is vomiting, I am even more worried about her. Is there an emergency clinic open today near you?
Do not give aspirin if she is vomiting. Keep her hydrated with liquids like water, broth and Pedialyte and continue the warm compresses until a vet can examine her.
That would be a good place to start.
How is she doing? Let me know if I can answer anything else and if this was helpfu. I hope she is doing better soon.
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