the longest wait.. neck swelling in dog

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Prince. life is- one big park!
Barked: Fri May 3, '13 1:02pm PST 
Hi all

Took my 3 yr old dog to vet today as he had what looked liked a swelling of his glands in neck.. thought it could be an infection from chewing a stick week ago or even a splinter in there somewhere..

vet gave home sedation and looked down to see what the issue was etc, nothing found but he did find what he described to me as a thickening of the epidermis of the throat extending to the top of stomach? vet took biopsies , he said he had never seen anything like that before , very strange looking thickening

now that the area is shaved.. you can see prominent thickening.. he has been in reasonable form , eating not the best but not bad.. no problem drinking , a bit tired now and again , also a slight wheeze at night

Any thoughts or did anyone have a dog with similar?confused
Kali earned- her wings- 10/21/14

She's game for- anything that's- fun.
Barked: Fri May 3, '13 5:08pm PST 
Don't know, but please keep us posted on what the vet says. Good Luck! hug

Prince. life is- one big park!
Barked: Sat May 18, '13 4:03am PST 
hi all ... good news!!!!!!! vet called, turns out it is chronic inflammation and nothing sinister as he put it! may have been caused by an injury from a stick that occurred two weeks previously even with no obvious signs of injury .

he is on antibiotics for the next 2 weeks and the lump has gone down!

hope this posting might be of some use to others in a similar situationsmile