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I can feel a lump or a knot on my dogs throat. What ...

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I can feel a lump or a knot on my dogs throat. What could be the cause of this and is it normal?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 10 years ago.

A lump in the throat can mean a lot of things. This is where the lymph nodes reside and they will swell if there is a virus, allergic reaction or infection.

This is also a common place to see root tooth infections.

No matter what, you need to see the vet with her tomorrow for an exam.

Let me know if you still have questions.

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Tammy F.'s Post: She is scheduled to go to the vet on Friday. Would it be ok to wait, or should I take her in tomorrow? She has been on anti-biotics the past two weeks along with benadryl and prednisone due to a staph/allergic problem.
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 10 years ago.

If you can get her in tomorrow, it would be better. This could be a very simple problem caused by a swollen lymph node. But it's best to investigate it further.


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