How do i know if my dog has a swollen throat?

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Difficulty breathing due to inflammation or swelling of the throat/airway. Shock (e.g., an elevated heart rate, low blood pressure) In dogs, signs of an allergic reaction include:

  1. Puffy face (e.g., swelling of the face and body)
  2. Hives.
  3. Itchiness.
  4. Redness of the skin.
  5. Agitation/restlessness.
  6. Feeling hot to the touch.
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Often caused by animal bites or other wounds, head and neck abscesses show up suddenly, usually accompanied by a fever, and can leave a lopsided look to your dog's head or neck.

These are extremely painful; if your dog has facial swelling and is refusing to eat or drink, an abscess could be the cause.

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Fever, coughing, no appetite, could hardly swallow and that gagging noise, even when drinking water.

Your dog has been having a hard time for the last couple of days, and even though you're pretty sure you already know what the diagnosis will be, you take your pet to the vet.

Your pet has a sore throat.

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Fever, coughing, no appetite, could hardly swallow and that gagging noise, even when drinking water.

Your dog has been having a hard time for the last couple of days, and even though you're pretty sure you already know what the diagnosis will be, you take your pet to the vet.

your pet has a sore throat.

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Lymph nodes can usually be detected by touch, but sometimes there will be no clinical symptoms.

Swelling can be felt in the area beneath the jaw (submandibular), or around the shoulder.

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It's typically caused by a foreign object getting stuck in the throat, or by objects getting wrapped tightly around the neck.

Signs include extreme distress, lots of drooling and pawing at the mouth and your dog making choking sounds.

Your dog may also rub his face along the ground, gag and retch.

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What to do if I see my dog swallow something that gets stuck?

  1. Immediately open their mouth to take a look at the entire cavity.
  2. If your pet is a small dog, you can lay them upside down when trying to remove the object.
  3. Heimlich manoeuvre: place yourself behind the dog, either standing or kneeling.
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Before running to the vet, if your dog has something stuck in their throat you can try these tips:

  1. Immediately open their mouth to take a look at the entire cavity.
  2. If your pet is a small dog, you can lay them upside down when trying to remove the object.
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