German Shepherd Dog > Help/ S.O.S.; Swollen under tongue (5 replies)
Help/ S.O.S.; Swollen under tongue
by NigerDeltaMann on 10 January 2012 - 13:28
|Hi everyone, during the night i over heard my bitch coughing and checked to see that she vomitted a hard piece of bone. 7 or 8 hours later, a fellow came to cut my front lawn and my bitch was barking, so i sent her into an empty storeroom behind my kitchen only to be called some 30 minutes later that she's drooling or salivating. I checked her mouth/between her teeth but saw nothing, only to discover that her under-tongue is swallen. I called my vet but he's out of town/promise showing-up tomorrow and asked me to give a table of "avomin", that it may be an allegy. Has anyone any expirience? She'd been mated n looks in-whelp. She hadn't been ill or sick all her life of 2yrs-plus. I can still see the under-tongue inflamed or swollen but she remains herself; barking, active/aet a piece of chicken i tried on her. I need help, any expirience of this?|
by Keith Grossman on 10 January 2012 - 15:19
Could she have caught a bee and been stung by it?
by Blitzen on 10 January 2012 - 17:00
Does it look anything like these photos? These are called salivary mucoceles or ranulas. The ones I've seen aren't quite as large as those pictured on this site.
by amysavesjacks on 10 January 2012 - 19:30
|Any chance a shard of bone is stuck in there?|
by hunger4justice on 10 January 2012 - 19:36
|Could she be bloating or getting an intussusception? Please keep us updated! Does she have ropey saliva? Look at her sides...are you sure she is not bloating? Please take her to the vet and PLEASE update us.|
by dogshome9 on 10 January 2012 - 22:52
I have seen what you are describing many years ago a male I owned had what looked to be a swelling about the size of a golf ball just under his tongue, it looked to be full of thick almost clear fluid and he had excessive drooling. My vet lanced it and that was it he was fine. I believe that it was caused either by a bone fragment or a splinter of wood.
I hope your boy is OK.