China was fine when i last seen her on Friday night. When i awoke on Saturday morning i was shocked to see a very large and hard lump on her throat. Then the next day it got larger and is now the size of an orange. I just want to know if anyone may have a suggestion or answer to what it might be? I live in a small town and I cannot get to a vet until tomorrow. Any response would be very appreciated. THANK YOU ALL!
with something growing that fast I think I'd be willing to call up vets in the next largest city and drive for a few hours to figure out whats going on. ANy kind of growth is bad but one that comes up that fast could be very very dangerous. Have it checked out immediately, even if you have to go further away to do it.
Sounds like "Puppy Strangles" to me and if thats the case it needs heavy duty antibiotics and needs to get the lump hot packed with a pulice twice a day.. The puppy strangles may not show up for 3 weeks from his exposure. The lump will eventually get so hard it will split his skin and drain out... SO>> If you ever notice your pups lymphnodes are swollen.. get them to the vet right away.. it could be the difference between life and death..
keep us informed! I've seen hound dogs with it and its an ugly sight. Drain out can translate to explode for some cases!Yuck! Horses are known carriers and thier are differnt type, one is the "puppy strangles " and the one your describing sounds like the one horses carry. I'm not an expert though so get to the Vet!
***Edited By: duchess on 5/15/2006 11:44:16 AM*** Reason: add
It could have been a allergic reaction to something. Do you keep here in at night? If you don't then see could have gotten snake bitten. My popaws goat got bitten on the neck by a copper head and it souds like what your dog may have. I would get to a vet a soon as possible!!!!
HOPE EVERY THINGS GOES GOOD WITH CHINA!!!!
***Edited By: Ssteelers83 on 5/16/2006 2:20:58 PM*** Reason: Added more to post
I took China to the vet as soon as i left here. The vet said that it was some kind of absessed bite unsure of what it came from. She was given a shot and antibiotics to take 3 times a day. I just noticed a difference yesterday and it is going away. The vet said that we would try to catch it before it got bad and we did. China is doing very good now. THANK YOU all for your help and concern.