my dog has a knot on her face that is just popped up, she is old, it doesn't seem to bother her, what could it be?
on Feb 20th 2009
in Other Health & Wellness
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Sorry, i thought i answered this, but i guess it didn't post.
1.) It could be an abscessed tooth. The abscessed tooth root will appear as a swollen lump on the side of the face under the eye.
2.) It could be a mass. You vet should do a biopsy to make sure it isn't cancerous, and check to see if it needs to be removed.
3.) If its near her chin, it can be a lymph node. Lymph nodes will swell in response to an infection. If only one of the lymph nodes is swollen, it could indicate your dog has cancer that has spread to the lymph node. You vet will recommend a biopsy.
4.) it could be an inflammatory response to a bug bite/sting.
Thats all I can think of right now.
Dante answered on 2/20/09. Helpful? / 0