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My 4 month old Boston Terrier has a sack like thing under

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My 4 month old Boston Terrier has a sack like thing under her chin. I just noticed it today. She likes to put everything in her mouth but it doesn't seem to be blocking anything
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Joan replied 2 years ago.


My name is ***** ***** and I have been a Vet Tech for 30+ years with special interest in Canine health.

Have you noticed Lucy salivating more than usual?

Does the area feel fluid filled?


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Lucy isn't salivating and it does seem to be fluid filled.
Expert:  Joan replied 2 years ago.

She is showing signs of a salivary gland cyst or sialocele . This can occur due to trauma to the salivary gland. The trauma would be from chewing on sticks and various items that she may pick up since she is so young. The are was traumatized causing a blockage in the salivary gland. This will need to be addressed by your Vet as soon as you can get Lucy in to the office.

The Vet will aspirate the fluid to confirm my suspicions and then decide the type of treatment needed for Lucy. This is some information on Salivary gland cysts:

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Expert:  Joan replied 2 years ago.
Hi Mary,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Lucy. How is everything going?