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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Swollen neck glands and now he's head is swollen, he is a

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Swollen neck glands and now he's head is swollen, he is a dogo argentino
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Just to let you know the only reason we havnt been to the vet yet is 1, he hates being muzzled and gets really distressed, and2he is very big and the fees here are very expensive, we ont have money here for another two weeks, but im worried about him, he seems a bit lethargic too, but he is eating,
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Swollen neck glands (lymphadenopathy) usually indicates lymphoma although we do see lymphadenopathy concomitant with tick-borne infections and systemic hypersensitivity reactions. I also need to consider that those neck glands might be salivary glands rather than lymph nodes. As you can see, without my or his vet taking a look at Zues, it will be very difficult determining what his symptoms indicate.

A "swollen head" is puzzling as well. It could represent a hypersensitivity reaction (angioedema) as seen with envenomations but I suspect that it represents an extension of inflammation from his lymph nodes (or salivary glands). I understand your financial constraints but see what you can do about securing your money earlier. Zues needs the attention of a vet at your earliest conveniece.

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