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hard lump appeared under my dogs eye. no discomfort. no

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What could cause hard lump appeared under my dogs eye? no discomfort. no affects on behavior, eating, and slight clear weeping from corner of eye
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  replied 6 years ago.
You did not mention how old your dog is, but when I see a hard lump under the eye, I always want to rule out a tooth abscess. The roots of the upper cheek teeth (pre-molars) live in the bone right under the eye. When the dog gets an infection in the root of those teeth, the eyes can be affected. This is called a carnassial abscess. If this is one of these, eventually that swelling will rupture and pus will ooze out of it.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to dr4pets's Post: The lump is hard and my dog, 10 yrs. old does not exhibit any signs of discomfort when I touch the lump, his teeth, or his gums. Can it be an abcess without my dog showing any signs of experiencing pain?
Expert:  Dr. Louis Gotthelf replied 6 years ago.
Yes it can be an abscess without the dog showing pain. In a 10 year old dog, it could also be a cyst or even some type of tumor. YOu need to let your vet look at this mass to see what it might be.

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