My dog just had his gland removed and under his jaw it appears that it is still a bit swollen. Is this normal? I am not sure what it is supposed to look like after the surgery. The incision is healing nicely and he just had it done 3 days ago.
Went to the vet today and was told that my 1 yr old shipoo has a salivary gland issue. The dog was adopted and I was told that this is not genetic/hereditary. The doctor aspirated it 2 weeks ago, it did come back but it's not as swollen. He told me today that most likely he will need surgery he could either have it drained and hope that this will fix it (OR) he will have to have the gland removed. In your opinion what option should I lean towards? Can you also shed some light as to how this could have happened?
Can you explain to me how the gland is drained and if you have any idea how effective this procedure is? What the success rate is.
Also I have been stressing over this because I was made aware that this can be a costly procedure. Do you are anyone have any idea if there is any low cost vet services in the NY tri-state area or Long Island areas.View Thread
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