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I had a growth removed from my dogs neck today and now her

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I had a growth removed from my dogs neck today and now her neck is swelled
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Jenny and 8 I think
JA: How old is Jenny?
Customer: 8 years old I think
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jenny?
Customer: She's on phenobarbital for seizures
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 month ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

So sorry Jenny has this swelling. I have a few questions for you:
- Is the swelling just of the incision?
- Her breathing is normal?
- Is she scratching the area?
- Her gums are nice and pink?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I think just where they cut on her
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 month ago.

OK that can be normal, her gums are nice and pink and she is breathing normally?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Im at work atm,going by what my mom said
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 month ago.

If the swelling is not affecting her breathing, she is nice and pink please keep her quiet tonight and you can use cool compresses on the area to minimize further swelling.

If her breathing does change or gums change to pale, blue, purple then please find a veterinary er in your area but likely this is the acute phase of the healing from the surgery and it will begin to subside within 24 hours

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both tonight

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 month ago.

So some swelling at the incision is expected with the first 24 hours

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
the fee was only 5.00
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 month ago.

I am not involved in the processing of fees, I can forward the question to customer service if you like?

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 month ago.

From what I understand the deposit is $5 until we begin to correspond then the cost is what the question was agreed upon, $19. I can send the question to customer service if you like? I am going to be signing off in a few moments and want to ensure you are satisfied with our chat before I go?

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