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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today.Enlarged lymph nodes don't always mean cancer. It simply means that there is something stimulating the immune response in that area. It could certainly mean that there is an infection.That said, at 10 years of age, there is an increased risk of cancer. In this case, I would not simply assume that it's an infection. I would have her examined and, if indicated, started on treatment. Most often if an infection is present, antibiotics will result in a pet having improvement in the size of the nodes within just a few days.
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I don't set the prices for the questions. I simply work with the customer to answer their questions. I will happily contact customer service for you at the end of the discussion.Licking her feet could be due to many things including injury, infection, allergies, etc. Infection and allergies could potentially cause the lymph nodes to enlarge. I'd still recommend an exam, but if you wanted to try antihistamines I doubt that it would cause her any harm. It may stop her licking, but the lymph nodes reducing in size would be more delayed. There's a list of what pets can take here and their dosages. I like zyrtec the best for allergies, personally: http://cheyennewest.com/antihistamines-for-dogs-cats/
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