Puppy with hard lump on throat
Breed: mix chihuaha
Age: Less than 3 mon
my dog has a hard lump on the side of his throat what could it be it is hard does not move and doesnt seem to hurt him he eats fine but has a very sad look
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Dr. Marie replied:
Sorry to hear that Love is not well.
You mentioned that she is less than 3 months old. It is possible that she has a condition called puppy strangles (also known as juvenile cellulitis). We don't know the cause of this condition. It needs to be treated with steroids prescribed by your vet.
Another possibility is if the swelling is a swollen lymph node as a result of an infection nearby.
It could also be an abscess which could be the result of a bite from a littermate.
In any case, a lump in this area is not normally. I would definitely recommend a vet visit as soon as possible. If this is puppy strangles the sooner we treat it the better as it can be a very serious condition.
I hope everything is ok!
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