Jump to content

Snow New Problem


Guest kar
 Share

Recommended Posts

Went to put snow today just in back of her jawline and she yelped. Tried to examine it but she kept yelping. Took her to my vet. She said there is definitely a slight swelling - tried to asperate some fluid with a needle but could not get any. Put on on antibiotic (gave shot - because she will not take pills now) and cortisone pills. Told me if she is not better to take her to internal specialist - not sure what it is. temp was a little over 102. She said if not infection it could be a tumor. She was really off this morning. Have appt with specialist wed - said if she worsens to bring her in sooner. Now I am really upset - is this what has been botheri ng her all along?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What's been bothering her: Could be.

 

Most likely is an abscessed tooth. Could be something else but that's the usual suspect. Antibiotics should help.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I also am nodding towards an abscessed tooth. My Pearl was misdiagnosed with myocytis and put on prednisone which is one of the worst things for a hypertensive dog. Found out it was one of the tiny teeth way in the back that was abscessed.

We took the chance and had it removed. She was high risk surgery with her hypertension and heart disease.

But once out.......she was good as gold. I hope that's it and not something worse.

 

Prayers for Snow.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How: Often can tell just by opening the dog's mouth and looking. Sometimes dental x-ray.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

tried to look in her mouth today - said she felt swelling was too far back to be a tooth. but said she did not have special equipment to do dental xrays. was your dog's mouth xrayed? I just hope it is not a tumor, but would a tumor hurt when touched?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Poor Snow!

 

Any inflamed tissue would hurt and abscesses hurt like hell. If youv'e ever had one you'd know. It doesn't have to be cancer.

Gingivitis can turn into Periodontis and spread bacteria to other parts of the body, penetrate to the bone and even affect the heart. Antibiotics are the correct treatment at this time.

 

I think Snow needs a thorough reassessment by a different vet. Would it be possible for you to write a concise narrative as what Snow's problems are and how they have changed over time?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If the infection is still small, the odds of hitting the exact right spot to aspirate anything would be low. It could be any number of things, already listed above, or none of them and NOT be cancer. And this might indeed be the root of her other issues.

 

If it's not an abcess it could be a blocked/plugged salivary gland. The ABs should still help, but if it starts to swell dramatically, go to the e-vet. My Cash ended up in the hospital for three days (with a surgery to insert a drain) because I didn't act quickly enough to get her in to the vet. I also would probably support a second opinion at this point. No disrespect to your regular vet, but sometimes a fresh set of eyes and hands can be very helpful.

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

35764734494_93de5b5963_b.jpg

Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am taking her to a internal specialist on Wednesday. Shoreline animal hosp in Shelton - it is a vca hospital. She did eat tonight and did go on a short walk - if she is not doing a lot better or gets worse I will move up the appt. the vet said she looked in her mouth but I did not see that she could open it up far enough to see much. I'm hoping for the best.

Edited by kar
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...