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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I noticed this am she woke up with a large bump around her

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I noticed this am she woke up with a large bump around her throat?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: Nothing except for bump.
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: At the moment she's not hurting.
JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Noel, age 8, Shar Pei
JA: How old is Noel?
Customer: 8
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Noel?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 5 months ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question. Just like an in person consult, I have some questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible.....

Where in her throat is the lump?

How big is it?

Does she seem to be able eat/drink normally?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Below her throat. The size of a small human hand.
She does not want to eat or drink.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Please respond.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help or you've already had Noel attended to by her vet. Is this bump something that would show up in a photo? If so, can you upload a photo(s) to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/

If this bump is under Noel's skin it would represent either an envenomation by flying insect, spider, or snake or an abscess as might appear following a bite wound or migrating foreign body such as a plant awn (foxtail, e.g.).