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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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You wanted to see the pic of the ball that my chihuahua has

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You wanted to see the pic of the ball that my chihuahua has yes the vet made a small cut to drain but nothing came out
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you! Oh my, that's neither a lymph node nor salivary gland. A foreign body abscess perhaps? A cancer would be very unlikely in that area and at Sirenita's age. Do you know if a sample of the insides of that ball were submitted to our pathologist?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No sample was taken. This happened from one night that sirenita ate a chicken bone. Next morning she had this. What can I do I hate to think it hurts her even though she looks strong
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What can I do please?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I would consider that a chicken bone penetrated her throat/esophagus and is now lying within that lump which will need to be surgically explored. This is a tricky area in which to perform surgery and so Sirenita's vet might refer Sirenita to a specialist surgeon.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Sirenita. How is everything going?
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