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Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My dog woke up this morning with a swollen neck, Ghost and

Customer Question

JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: my dog woke up this morning with a swollen neck
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Ghost and he is 11 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ghost?
Customer: he's healthy meds up to date and he is still playfull
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Is the whole neck swollen or just under the jaw?

Are his gums pink or pale/white?

Is this compromising his breathing?

Does it feel firm, fluidy, warm or sore to the touch?

Any chance of an injury or insect bite? Any drooling?

Can you take a photo of this to let me see what you are seeing? To post a photo, you can use the paper clip on the tool bar. Or if you cannot see that on your phone/computer, then you can post them on any site (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr etc) and paste the web address here for me to have a peek.