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I have a 9 year old min pin with a history of pancreatitis who seems to feel like she has pocket of fluid under her skin near her neck. I found a rash on her stomach last night. She seems uncomfortable and I just don't know what to think. Thank you.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Lazarcheff, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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Good morning,

I have a couple of questions,

Any open sores or wounds near the swelling?, is the swelling warm to the touch or painful? Is she still eating and drinking OK?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
She doesn't have any open sores or wounds and the fluid is soft almost like when the doctor would put IV fluids under the skin to be absorbed over time. She did eat dinner last night and didn't turn down a treat when I offered just now. She doesn't moan or whimper or flinch when I touch her but she makes a little uncomfortable noise when she moves.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Lazarcheff, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
Is the swelling on top of her neck or underneath by the throat?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

She's obese and always has some extra skin on the back of her neck but it feels softer to me. She just vomited most of her dinner.

Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Lazarcheff, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
Is she running a fever?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I don't think so. Is there a way for me to check or something to look or feel for if I don't have a thermometer? She doesn't feel warm and she isn't panting.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Lazarcheff, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
The thermometer is the only way to know for sure but it doesn't sound like she does from what your describing. Some times stings or bites can cause signs like your describing. are there spiders or stinging insects around?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
We're in north Florida - mosquitos are everywhere.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Lazarcheff, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
They are the state bird aren't they?, But I was thinking more like bee's, wasps, ants or chiggers.

Then again this could all come back to a pancreatitis. Certainly the vomiting, and being uncomfortable...but the swelling on the neck and the rash on the abdomen are odd.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

I'm not sure about the other bugs - I've been through a sting with my other dog and it was an instant reaction. She's just not being herself and I'm probably worrying myself into more than what it is.

 

It's been a while since the pancreatitis and she's on a really strict diet. I hope that's not what it is but I think I'll take her in to our vet this morning to check her bloodwork. Thank you for your help.

Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Lazarcheff, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
Thats probably best, XXXXX XXXXX

Let me know how it turns out.


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