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Postby amazincc » January 1st, 2008, 10:08 pm

...where are they located??? Would they be at the end of the jawline where the neck begins? Would you be able to feel them in a healthy dog, and how big should they be?
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Postby msvette2u » January 1st, 2008, 10:21 pm

Copper has huge things there, they told me it is salivary glands. I dunno. He's had it since we got him and it hasn't gotten worse...
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 1st, 2008, 10:33 pm

my last dog to go to the bridge got Lymphoma and died of it. I reached to pet him one day, and found huge lumps under his chin...his lymph nodes were HUGE. It was just like they were fine one day, and huge the next. I had never noticed them before.

I don't know if you should be able to feel them...I just know that I never noticed them until they were enlarged.

But...just like us, there are many things that can enlarge them.

I also have a client with a dog with a ruptured salivary gland...he's got a big sack hanging under his chin and neck area...he's got surgery to fix it this spring. It looks odd, but doesn't bother him...he just can't wear a collar at all.
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Postby amazincc » January 1st, 2008, 10:40 pm

Crap... I went to cuddle w/Mick this evening and he has two HUGE lumps along his jawline, close to his neck/throat... they are equal in size and location, and it scared me because I KNOW they weren't there yesterday. He's also been coughing on and off all day, but other than that - he's eating, no temperature, no vomiting, nothing.

Vet visit in the morning for sure... and, yeah, I read about Lymphoma on and off all night on the Internet... :(
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Postby msvette2u » January 1st, 2008, 10:42 pm

Try not to worry; just make an appointment tomorrow!
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 1st, 2008, 10:42 pm

Awww...poop. I was hoping you weren't talking about Mick.

Agree though...get him to the vet ASAP. Hopefully it's just an infection or something.

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Postby amazincc » January 1st, 2008, 10:45 pm

Yeah... thanks for answering so fast, Erin and Yvette.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 1st, 2008, 10:46 pm

Poor Mr. Mick - probably just has the flu-bug or something - our lymph nodes get enlarged when we're sick, too. He'll be fine. :hug3:

But give him some extra-special lovin's from me and Inara ("especially me!", says Inara).
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Postby mnp13 » January 1st, 2008, 10:47 pm

In people, lots of different things can make the lymph nodes get big, try not to freak...
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Postby amazincc » January 1st, 2008, 10:50 pm

No, Liz... I know it's not the flu or a cold... we've been through those and they are ugly... :wink:

The hardest part is to not imagine the worst now... damned vet HAS to be closed this time of night... :|
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Postby Marinepits » January 1st, 2008, 10:50 pm

On Tue, Jan 01 2008, 9:40 PM, amazincc wrote:Crap... I went to cuddle w/Mick this evening and he has two HUGE lumps along his jawline, close to his neck/throat... they are equal in size and location, and it scared me because I KNOW they weren't there yesterday. He's also been coughing on and off all day, but other than that - he's eating, no temperature, no vomiting, nothing.

Vet visit in the morning for sure... and, yeah, I read about Lymphoma on and off all night on the Internet... :(


One on either side of his jaw, towards the back of his jawbone under where his back molar teeth would be? If so, those are probably his salivary glands and can get REALLY big when they're infected or the dog doesn't feel well.
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Postby amazincc » January 1st, 2008, 10:53 pm

On January 01 2008, 9:47 PM, mnp13 wrote:In people, lots of different things can make the lymph nodes get big, try not to freak...


I know... but they are so HUGE! And they don't seem to hurt him... I don't know if that's good or bad at this point. :cry:
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Postby katiek0417 » January 1st, 2008, 11:20 pm

I'm sorry Christine...I hope he's okay...please let us know...

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Postby msvette2u » January 1st, 2008, 11:21 pm

On January 01 2008, amazincc wrote:
On January 01 2008, 9:47 PM, mnp13 wrote:In people, lots of different things can make the lymph nodes get big, try not to freak...


I know... but they are so HUGE! And they don't seem to hurt him... I don't know if that's good or bad at this point. :cry:


Is it TWO on each side or one on each side??
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Postby amazincc » January 1st, 2008, 11:28 pm

On January 01 2008, 9:50 PM, Marinepits wrote:
On Tue, Jan 01 2008, 9:40 PM, amazincc wrote:Crap... I went to cuddle w/Mick this evening and he has two HUGE lumps along his jawline, close to his neck/throat... they are equal in size and location, and it scared me because I KNOW they weren't there yesterday. He's also been coughing on and off all day, but other than that - he's eating, no temperature, no vomiting, nothing.

Vet visit in the morning for sure... and, yeah, I read about Lymphoma on and off all night on the Internet... :(


One on either side of his jaw, towards the back of his jawbone under where his back molar teeth would be? If so, those are probably his salivary glands and can get REALLY big when they're infected or the dog doesn't feel well.


These pics aren't very good, but I don't think I'd actually be able to remove his collar right now... now it just feels like one huge lump all the way across. :shock:

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Postby SisMorphine » January 1st, 2008, 11:43 pm

On January 01 2008, 10:20 PM, katiek0417 wrote:I'm sorry Christine...I hope he's okay...please let us know...

Fingers and paws crossed over here (I've even got the cat's paws crossed)...

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Postby amazincc » January 2nd, 2008, 12:04 am

He's having a hard time breathing... we're taking him to the er-vet as soon as my daughter gets here...
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Postby Jenn » January 2nd, 2008, 12:05 am

Uh oh, poor Mick! :shock:
Let us know he's ok Christine!
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Postby msvette2u » January 2nd, 2008, 12:22 am

Oh yikes! It sounds like an abcess or spider bite!
Can you give him Bendadryl if she's taking too long to arrive?? It is up to 2mg/lb.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 2nd, 2008, 12:28 am

Oh no...I'll be thinking of you guys...keep us updated!

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