Why is my dog's throat swollen?

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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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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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Although they do not get "strep throat," they may harbor the bacterium and serve as a source of infection for humans.

Therefore, it is suggested that dogs be treated with antibiotics when family members have strep throat, especially if recurring infections occur in the household.

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Streptococcus pyogenes, the cause of "strep throat" in humans, does not cause tonsillitis in dogs.

However, dogs can acquire a transient infection with this bacterium when they are in contact with a human with strep throat.

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The external ear includes the ear flap or pinna & the ear canal. The middle ear, inside the drum is enclosed within a bony chamber, the tympanic bulla. It connects with the throat via the Eustachian tube & connects to the inner ear by 2 small membranous windows.
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However, dogs can acquire a transient infection with this bacterium when they are in contact with a human with strep throat.

Although they do not get "strep throat," they may harbor the bacterium and serve as a source of infection for humans.

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Pharyngitis in dogs is an upper respiratory condition when the pharynx, otherwise known as the walls of your dog's throat, becomes swollen from either a viral or bacterial infection like distemper or gum disease, cancers of the mouth, injury to your dog's throat by a sharp object he was chewing on, or his tonsils.

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There are many reasons your dog could have swollen lymph nodes.

The most common assumption and fear is that your dog has Lymphoma, which is a quite serious diagnosis.

Inflamed lymph nodes are referred to as Lymphadenitis, which is the enlarged of lymph nodes from either an infection or inflammation in dogs.

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