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Once again I don't know why my dogs can't catch a break! Last night Kassie didn't want to lift her head, she seemed like she had hurt her neck somehow (which I thought she did when she went after the cat) I took her collar off and massaged the back of her neck and John massaged it later. This morning I noticed she had a puffy pouch under her neck behind the jaw. She is going to the vet this afternoon at 3PM, I just hope it's nothing serious. :(




Lymph nodes are fine. The vet is treating her with Clavamox and Chlorpheniramine. If it doesn't look better by Friday she'll have to go back. I'm hoping it will clear up and it was just a bug bite.



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Nancy with Rocket, Umeko and Sasha


Missing Albi, Kassie, Ramm, Ruby, my good boy Marvin and Mickey (BT)



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Oh my goodness, poor thing! Keep us posted!

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Hope it is not serious. Please keep us posted.

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Looks like you're under the same dark cloud we've been under with the dogs.


Hoping it's nothing serious.

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Are you sure when she 'went after the cat' that the cat did not bite her?!?!?


This looks like an abcess from a cat bite.


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Sending gentle, healing thoughts for Kassie. It looks like an abscess to me, but I certainly do not have any medical expertise to make that call! Is the swollen area hard or soft? Does it feel like it's filled with anything? I am sure the vet will get it figured out and she will be on the mend in no time.

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The only time I've seen something similar was when Bauer had an infected tonsil:



They did exploratory surgery, found the infection - cleaned it out, added a drain and a round of ATBs and he was fine. I hope it's something straightforward!

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Guest KennelMom

We've seen similar symptoms from an inflamed salivary gland and a (tiny!) neck puncture wound....


Hope it's nothing serious!!

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My gosh Nancy you guys just can't catch a break can you? I hope that the antibiotics do the trick and Kassie is feeling better soon, poor punkin.


PS - Rocket is so cute! We need to see more pictures of all of your babies :)


How is Albi doing? (off to see if you've updated his thread lately)...

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Guest Whistle

Motto had very similar symptoms last year (golf ball sized knot in the same spot on the neck). We saw a surgeon who did a fine-needle aspiration and biopsy. It turned out to be an inflamed lymph node and cleared up with antibiotics. Fingers crossed it will be easily treatable.

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Oh Nancy....I hope she feels better very soon...you deserve a break!

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Nancy, I hope medication helps Kassie soon. You and your hounds deserve a break.

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Oh no, poor Kassie! Hope the antibiotics do their thing and the infection is killed quickly.


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