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Can you tell me what the medicine is that was prescribed for the swollen lymph nodes?
Did you vet indicate why the lymph node may have been swollen?
Was any bloodwork run recently?
Is she coughing? Does she seem in distress?
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Thank you for the reply.
I don't think that there is much that can be done for the panting until the cause of it is identified. I am very concerned about the lumps that you found on the front of her neck. It is possible that they are lymph nodes as well as there are a pair located in that region. If that is the case, we have to be worried about the possibility of a cancer like lymphoma. This can lead to panting, especially if there is lung involvement. Of course there are other causes of panting including metabolic conditions, painful conditions other lung or even cardiac conditions.
I think your best course of action is to have her evaluated by a veterinary again and have a chest xray taken to evaluate her heart and lungs as well as having at least a needle aspirate evaluation of the lumps you are seeing on her neck now. If the swelling on the side of her face is still present, I would have that re-evaluated as well to see if it is possibly an infection or if it may be due to something else. In the meantime, there would be no harm in using the xanax, but if there is an underlying medical cause of her panting, the xanax may have little to no effect.
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I am sorry to read this and that is what I was afraid of. Please accept my condolences.