Dog's Face is half-swollen.

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Re: Dog's Face is half-swollen.

Postby HappyPuppy » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:27 pm

Timas Mom wrote:What about salivary gland infection?


OMG!! I can't believe I didn't think of that!! My neighbor (human) had that and her face was so swollen and misshapen for over a week! I believe strong antibiotics did the trick for her.
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Re: Dog's Face is half-swollen.

Postby Murfins » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:45 am

Such a handsome boy! I hope the antibiotics do the trick.
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Re: Dog's Face is half-swollen.

Postby CuriousMoves » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:01 am

dogs4jen wrote:He's very handsome. One time our cat ate a rodent and a bone pierced the roof of his mouth, causing his eye to swell up. I suppose the vet probably checked the roof of his mouth though? Any difference yet with the antibiotics?


Poor baby. Are you seeing ANY improvement/change at all?


It's so hard to tell. From what I can see, the fluid on his neck isn't as prominent, but his lips are swollen now. Even the left side. I can't tell if the swelling on his cheek is going down or not. I think it might.

What about salivary gland infection?


Never thought of that! I will put it on my list to ask the vet when we go back on Tuesday! Thanks!
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Re: Dog's Face is half-swollen.

Postby HappyPuppy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:12 pm

My neighbor with the salivary gland infection said today that it took THREE months to clear up... (FYI) :wow
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Re: Dog's Face is half-swollen.

Postby Red » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:42 am

CuriousMoves wrote:From what I can see, the fluid on his neck isn't as prominent, but his lips are swollen now.


My Tux had a salivary glad infection at one point, and it was localized mainly on his left lip. It was treated successfully with a round of antibiotics.

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Hope your boy feels better soon.
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Re: Dog's Face is half-swollen.

Postby CuriousMoves » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:13 pm

I just wanted to update and say that Riley's face is looking pretty normal now! He went back to the vet, and he gave him a thorough check and felt that the swelling was almost gone. He said to continue antibiotics and keep an eye on it, but all seems well.

I asked him about possible causes, including the salivary gland infection. He told me that its possible, but typically you would see fluid further down on the mouth, not up in the cheek like Riley's. He felt that more than likely, it was a muscle infection and that it was probably caused by chewing on something that poked into his cheek. He actually told me he hasn't really seen anything quite like it. I'm just glad he's ok! Thank you so much for the support, I really appreciate it.
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Re: Dog's Face is half-swollen.

Postby Red » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:48 pm

Glad to hear.
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Re: Dog's Face is half-swollen.

Postby Ilovethepits » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:17 pm

I'm glad Riley is getting better.
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Re: Dog's Face is half-swollen.

Postby bmore_girl » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:47 am

Glad he's doing better!
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