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My dog has a blocked salivary gland. Is surgery really

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My dog has a blocked salivary gland. Is surgery really necessary?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 10 years ago.


While leaky salivary glands are not painful if it is not taken care of by surgery you may find yourself going to the vet quite frequently to have it lanced/drained. Not to mention the money you will spend on antibiotics. There are different placements of the slivary glands and some may interfere with eating, breathing, cause facial swelling around the eye, or cause eye buldging. I am going to direct you to a site on this to better help you with your decision.