|Barked: Fri Aug 7, '09 6:25pm PST |
|After noticing an odd spot (firm, almost white in color, and not-smooth in appearance) on Gunner's upper gum the other day, I took him to the vet to have it diagnosed. I'm a bit overly paranoid about lumps and bumps since Gunner's mast cell tumor earlier this year, and I actually noticed this spot during one of his routine checks. Once Doc looked it over, he said he's almost completely certain that it's an infected salivary gland. Gunner's on ten days worth of antibiotics (750 mg of cipro once a day) and then has to go back for a re-check to see if the issue has been resolved.
What bothers me (and I will bring up these concerns at Gunner's re-check visit) is that Gunner has almost no visible swelling and no other symptoms of a salivary gland infection, as far as I can tell. Ever since the mast cell tumor was diagnosed in March, Gunner has had a slew of health problems (urinary tract infection, intestinal upset and diarrhea, infected salivary gland, sebaceous cyst, and stronger allergies) that have me concerned about an underlying immune system issue.
Has anyone dealt with anything similar (either just a salivary gland infection, or and immuno-compressed dog)?
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