Lump behind ear in the neck

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Niandsa
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Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by Niandsa » 08 Sep 2013, 11:01

I have just given Poppy a scratch behind her ears (something I do several times a day) and have found a lump in her neck. :( It is about the size of a sprout and is hard. It is attached to her neck rather than her skin and I can't move it. :(

It must have grown so quickly as I didn't feel it at all yesterday. :? She seems absolutely fine in herself and shows no pain when I touch it. Do I need to rush her to the vets? Any ideas of what it might be? Do dogs have glands in their necks?
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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by pixie's mum » 08 Sep 2013, 11:15

hi there
don't be too alarmed - it could be any number of thngs like a reaction to a bite or sting - tick bite etc but I woukd always get a lump checked out - tomorrow would be fine and save you a sunday call out fee

keep us updated and love from her half sisters pixie and jazz
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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by Vincento » 08 Sep 2013, 12:32

I will second what Pixie's Mum has said. We found a lump more on the back of Vince's neck about 4 weeks ago, very similar to how you have described and over the weekend, typical :roll: . Vet's visit on Monday morning and by then it was a little smaller. Vet confirmed a bite from something and was not concerned at all and it had pretty much gone within the week :) . Keep an eye on it and perhaps phone the vet for advice before panicking (panicking gets you nowhere) :)
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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by Doodle Dee » 08 Sep 2013, 13:12

because it came up so quickly I wouldnt be too alarmed - make an appt at the vet just to check it out (I do drive my vet mad but he is used to me and says dogs cant tell you anything)
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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by Pollydoodle » 08 Sep 2013, 14:58

Hi, have sent you a pm

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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by Niandsa » 09 Sep 2013, 10:03

Thanks for all your replies everyone. Just got back from the vets. It is a swollen lymph node which is hopefully down to a local infection, although he couldn't see any sign of one. :( She has had a jab and has antibiotics for a week and hopefully it will go down.

He said that it is very large and there is the possibility of it being something more sinister. :( I am keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that the antibiotics work.
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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by Bid » 09 Sep 2013, 10:40

We will keep fingers and paws crossed too - vets always give you the worst case scenario :roll:
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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by suebedo » 09 Sep 2013, 11:44

Fingers and paws crossed, let's hope it starts going down quickly so that you don't have to worry for too long.
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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by Maggie111 » 09 Sep 2013, 12:20

Oh gosh how scary :cry: As said, they like to prepare you for any possible bad news. Poor Boo with his rare kidney stones and high liver test results and £1300 later - nothing bloomin' wrong with him at all!

Dogs and cats have a high pain tolerance so can be fighting off an infection but not feel ill from it.

Big hugs till you can find out more xx
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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by Doodle Dee » 09 Sep 2013, 13:21

every thing crossed that it's okay

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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by iwantadog » 09 Sep 2013, 18:17

Positive vibes winging their way to you from us!

I'm sure it will be fine.
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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by pixie's mum » 10 Sep 2013, 16:15

any update on little poppy ? - hope the treatment is working and the lump decreasing
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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by Niandsa » 11 Sep 2013, 14:47

Thanks for all the vibes - they seem to be working! :D The lump is definitely not as hard today and I think a little smaller although it is difficult to tell. :? I am much more confident now that it is an infection rather than anything else. :D

She is back at the vets on Monday.
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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by ClareV » 11 Sep 2013, 15:37

Yay! Come on, Poppy! Stop giving your mummy such a fright and make that nasty lump go away!!

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Re: Lump behind ear in the neck

Post by Liz!! » 11 Sep 2013, 15:55

Hooray, glad to hear that!
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