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Born to bark at- anything and- everything!
Barked: Fri Apr 13, '07 12:19pm PST 
Hi! Can someone please help me. I need to know if anyone has ever see a dog w/ a goiter on it's neck? My 10 yr old beagle has one. It showed up about 4 years ago and it's not getting any better. It doesn't seem to bother her but it sometimes gets dried out (mainly b/c it's about the size of a big grapefruit) and bleeds a bit. I just have no idea what to do, and I would love some feedback from anyone who knows anything! Please help!! I'm desperate! Thanks so much!

Can I have a- cookie?
Barked: Fri Apr 13, '07 12:56pm PST 
"Goiter" is a human term meaning an enlargement of the thyroid gland. Dogs suffering from thyroid problems get hypothyroid, which is a shrinking, or atrophy, of the thyroid gland.
What your beagle has is a mass on it's throat region. Maybe a fatty lump, maybe an inflammed salivary or lymph gland. A vet visit is needed to find out exactly what it is. If it's oozing and bleeding, then I suggest a vet visit sooner than later.
Good luck.

Bullies Are- The Best!
Barked: Fri Apr 13, '07 12:58pm PST 
Have you taken her to the vet? Since it
s been there for 4 years?

I would SERIOUSLY make a vet visit! wishes

Rocky (In- Loving- Memory)

Rocky aka rocket- dog
Barked: Fri Apr 13, '07 12:59pm PST 
Yep, I agree Dulce, a vet trip seems to be in store for your future!