Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I think his salivary gland may be infected. His name is

I think his salivary...

I think his salivary gland may be infected.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. There are all sorts of infections the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?

His name is ***** ***** he's a 7-year-old retired racing greyhound

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Gordy?

7

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Gordy?

He has some swelling under his chin, almost like a goiter, but when I did a Google image search, it looked more like the images for salivary gland infection

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
3/23/2018
DocPaul
DocPaul, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 6,553
Experience: 20+ yrs exp. Emerg, Int Med, Ultrasound, Gen Practice.
Verified

Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Can you send me a photo? That would really help me pin this down for you?

Any facial swelling?

Still eating?

Paul

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
He hasn't had much of an appetite, but we also moved recently, so that's not entirely unusual for him. I put a scrambled egg in his breakfast and a little chicken skin in his dinner to entice him, and he ate it right up.He also is a habitual shaker (shakes his collar enthusiastically in the morning to wake me), and he hasn't done that the last few days. I loosened his martingale collar just now to make him more comfortable. It wasn't tight, but it wasn't as loose as it should be.The swelling is more like a sag, but it's definitely new. It's at the base of his jaw,What's the best way to send a picture?

Thanks for extra history

You can attach the photo using the paperclip on the toolbar

Paul

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question

Got it

Give me a minute

Paul

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question

Okay I dont think that is salivary gland as no drooling etc

This is either an enlarged sub-mandibular lymph node, fatty lump or less likely (due to location) something associated with the thyroid or parathyroid glands

We should have that lump aspirated and the cells sent in to the lab for analysis- That will give you your diagnosis fast and without a lot of cost

Send the results to me-> My wife is a board certified vet pathologist and will review them for you at no charge

Okay?

Paul

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok, thank you. Do you think this is something I should handle tomorrow, or do you think it can wait until after the weekend? I ask because I'm supposed to register for a training for work tomorrow, but if he should go to the vet right away, I can cancel.

Ideally I would take Bleu in tomorrow

Sorry to be a downer but better now then later

Okay?

Paul

DocPaul
DocPaul, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 6,553
Experience: 20+ yrs exp. Emerg, Int Med, Ultrasound, Gen Practice.
Verified
DocPaul and 87 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok, on it. Thank you!
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask DocPaul Your Own Question
DocPaul
DocPaul
DocPaul, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 6,553
6,553 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 20+ yrs exp. Emerg, Int Med, Ultrasound, Gen Practice.

DocPaul is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,416 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,633 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,086 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,682 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,719 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
I have an 8 yr old Rottweiler. Last Friday (today is Thurs)
I have an 8 yr old Rottweiler. Last Friday (today is Thurs) I noticed a small ping pong size swelling below her chin. The next day it had grown to an oval shape that fit into the palm of my hand. Now … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,920 satisfied customers
He has severe swelling on the side of his face. I think it
I think it has to do with his eye. An italian greyhound … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
The vein under my dog's tongue is swollen and he seems to be
the vein under my dog's tongue is swollen and he seems to be in quite a bit of pain. He and our other dog ran into each other while chasing a tennis ball. There was a lot of blood at first, none now b… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,412 satisfied customers
I have a French bulldog puppy 7 months old with a blocked
I have a French bulldog puppy 7 months old with a blocked salivary gland and i was given the technical name and forgot it. I was also suggested to surgically take care of it so it does not swell again… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,682 satisfied customers
My name is ***** ***** and my issue is regarding a six
Hello, My name is ***** ***** and my issue is regarding a six year old, English Bulldog. She was seen by a vet in feb. for a broncial infection. We got that taken care of and now she has this huge mas… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
Several months ago our dog developed a swelling in her right
Several months ago our dog developed a swelling in her right jaw area, with a round of steroids and antibiotics the swelling did subside but not go totally away, we took her back to vet and did anothe… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,086 satisfied customers
Shitzzu - cheek or glands behind jaw are swollen and sometimes
Shitzzu - cheek or glands behind jaw are swollen and sometimes right after he eats he spits up foam… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,412 satisfied customers
my greyhounds was just at the vet 3 weeks ago because he was
my greyhounds was just at the vet 3 weeks ago because he was experiencing weakness in his right back leg and was lethargic. Blood work was normal X-rays showed he could have some narrowing spinal cana… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,412 satisfied customers
I have a 7 yr old rotweiller and about a week or so ago I thought
I have a 7 yr old rotweiller and about a week or so ago I thought I felt something on the left side of his neck/throat area and then I didn't feel it and then I did. Long story short there is somethin… read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
16,416 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a 3-1/2 year old male boxer. He has had a swollen/enlarged
Hi, I have a 3-1/2 year old male boxer. He has had a swollen/enlarged salivary (submandibular) in the past (about 10 months ago). I usually try to feel his under his jaw every few weeks just to make s… read more
Dr. Gene
Dr. Gene
Veterinarian, Chief of Staff
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,975 satisfied customers
My 12-year old dog has fluid draining from her head into the
My 12-year old dog has fluid draining from her head into the sack underneath her chin. I also think it is now draining into her front right side of body. Do you have any idea what this is and can it b… read more
Dr. Braha
Dr. Braha
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
197 satisfied customers
dog: day- she still walks around, eats and drinks..13 year old
my dog looks like she has a severe case of mumps, both her face and chest are very swollen. She gags and coughs all night but seems better during the day- she still walks around, eats and drinks. She … read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
7 year old Yorkie. Vomited after lunch Sunday. Vomited at
7 year old Yorkie. Vomited after lunch Sunday. Vomited at 4 am Tues/Wed. Vomited today after breakfast. Looking to drink water. Was uncomfortable last night or a time--kept moving around and was itchy… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
dog: stones in his salivary glands..mouth..healed..is swelling again
My dog recently had emergency surgery - the vet said that he had stones in his salivary glands that blocked the opening to his mouth. They removed the stones, cleaned out the area under his chin and l… read more
YourPetVet
YourPetVet
Doctoral Degree
998 satisfied customers
greyhound: in motion, I chose this as I have an interest
Hi I,m currently writing a decitation this year for my mechanical engineering degree. The project will be based on determaning a mathematical model for the biomechanics of a greyhound in motion, I cho… read more
Dr. Jennifer
Dr. Jennifer
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
114 satisfied customers
old springer and for the past 4 months..gargle while breathing
I have a 3 yr. old springer and for the past 4 months we have a big problem. His neck would swell up so much that he would gargle while breathing. When this 1st happened I took him to the vet and he p… read more
Dr. Susan Hall
Dr. Susan Hall
DVM
Doctoral Degree
132 satisfied customers
My three year-old Yellow Lab has a fairly large goiter which
My three year-old Yellow Lab has a fairly large goiter which suddenly appeared today. Nothing new in his diet - I feed him Beneful, but he may have eaten something when he was off the leash this morni… read more
Dr Pete
Dr Pete
Bachelor's Degree
1,334 satisfied customers
standard poodle: along the underside of her muzzle (..flesh..hard lump
My standard poodle, 2yrs 10mos, just came from groomer. Groomer noticed that between her chin & neck, along the underside of her muzzle (more toward the chin than the neck), the flesh was a bit loose … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,682 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x