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My dog has a swollen face and hard mass in left cheek and throat! What could this be
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I would be happy to help

How long has this been going on for?

Can you send me a picture?

Was he recently outside?

Where do you live? Is it still warm there?

How old is the dog?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
She is about 5 years old! I’ll go get a picture! She has been outside lately
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Thanks

Standing by

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just sent the pictures
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

just got rhem

Give me a minute :)

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Wow- that is a lot of swelling

I think this is likely an insect/spider bite

Are there scorpions where you live?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No scorpions! I was thinking maybe a bug bite too! Do you think she will be ok in a day or so
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am worried that the swelling will go to the tissues on the inside of her throat

This would make it very hard for her to breath and could be very serious

Is there an ER nearby

She should be given a steroid injection and perhaps epinephrine under the skin

They should also dispense oral steroids for a few days to make sure it doesnt come back

Sorry that I have to recommend this

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What do you suggest?
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

You should take her to the emergency clinic- sorry if I didnt make that clear above

Okay

Please update me after the visit

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

You should take her to the emergency clinic- sorry if I didnt make that clear above

Okay

Please update me after the visit

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hi

Did you get my last two posts?

This system is really lousy tonight!

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Good morning!

How is our patient?

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

A reminder to please rate me- That is how I get paid

Paul

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