Swelling

Pain and Neck Swelling in a Dog: Pippa Has Puppy Strangles

Pain and Neck Swelling in a Dog: Pippa Has Puppy Strangles

Sometimes, when you hear hooves, you need to think of zebras and not horses. Particularly if your dog has a constellation of severe symptoms that don’t fit a straightforward explanation. Puppy strangles is a rare but potentially life-threatening autoimmune disease that affects young dogs. There seems to be a genetic component but the condition is considered idiopathic with no known…

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Fast-Growing Lumps in Dogs: Yuki’s Swelling

Fast-Growing Lumps in Dogs: Yuki’s Swelling

Discovering a lump on your dog is a scary business. Fortunately, not all lumps are tumors. It is possible that what looks and feels like a lump is a swelling instead. Potential causes include immune reactions or infections which can be due to: insect bites and stings injuries foreign bodies The essential step in dealing with a lump is identification—that…

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Swelling under a Dog Eye: Holly’s Strange Bump

Swelling under a Dog Eye: Holly’s Strange Bump

What do you think is the most common cause of facial swelling in dogs? What if it is asymmetrical in the form of a bump? If you suspect an insect sting, spider, or snake bite, you could be right; such things do happen. Speed of onset might help narrow things down. A swelling for one of these reasons may or…

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Foul Breath in Dogs: Lexy’s Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Foul Breath in Dogs: Lexy’s Squamous Cell Carcinoma

The most common cause of bad breath in dogs is dental disease. Even more serious conditions, however, can be behind your dog’s foul breath. The more severely your dog’s mouth smells, the bigger and more urgent the problem. Did you know that bad breath can be caused by cancer? Thank you, Amy Kennedy, for sharing Lexy’s story. Lexy’s story Lexy…

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