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I just noticed a swollen area in Brutus’s mouth. It’s under his tongue and looks like a fluid filled sac. It’s really hard to look at or get a picture, I’ll try to get one. Is this an emergency? Can I just make him an appointment in a day or two? Just watch it? He’s 4 months old and hasn’t had any problems yet, I’m kind of freaking out. It’s pretty big but isn’t affecting his breathing or eating.
 

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I just noticed a swollen area in Brutus’s mouth. It’s under his tongue and looks like a fluid filled sac. It’s really hard to look at or get a picture, I’ll try to get one. Is this an emergency? Can I just make him an appointment in a day or two? Just watch it? He’s 4 months old and hasn’t had any problems yet, I’m kind of freaking out. It’s pretty big but isn’t affecting his breathing or eating.

Since he’s a pup, could he had play with a harder toy or bone and hit under the tongue n swelled up? Does it hurt him if you touch it, is he still eating, playing or acting like a puppy?
 
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Since he’s a pup, could he had play with a harder toy or bone and hit under the tongue n swelled up? Does it hurt him if you touch it, is he still eating, playing or acting like a puppy?

It doesn’t seem to bug him at all. I only noticed it because he yawned in my face. He could have irritated it, he’s pretty crazy and chews his bully sticks constantly. It just looks weird. Like a bulb. It doesn’t look like typical swelling.
 
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Since he’s a pup, could he had play with a harder toy or bone and hit under the tongue n swelled up? Does it hurt him if you touch it, is he still eating, playing or acting like a puppy?

And yes he’s still acting like his crazy self. Maybe a little less chewing today but no obvious signs it’s bothering him.
 

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And yes he’s still acting like his crazy self. Maybe a little less chewing today but no obvious signs it’s bothering him.

Keep an eye on it. I personally wouldn’t bring him just yet for a vet visit. Wait n see tomorrow. Let him chew on some ice chips. And avoid his bones for tonight. Keep us posted please!! We are here.
 
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Here’s some photos. They are awful pictures but it’s hard to get his mouth open and take a picture E3B3E057-8FB2-4455-9715-B70CC2B7FAB6.jpeg
 

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Oooooo. that is a tad big... check it tonight before going to bed make sure it’s stable in size....if it hasn’t changed in the morning, yes I would go have it checked out. He could of pinched a nerve n it swelled but yes definitely have it checked out if it’s the same size in the morning.
 
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Oooooo. that is a tad big... check it tonight before going to bed make sure it’s stable in size....if it hasn’t changed in the morning, yes I would go have it checked out. He could of pinched a nerve n it swelled but yes definitely have it checked out if it’s the same size in the morning.

Thank you! I emailed the vet and she said to bring him in before his next appointment. They didn’t have anything until next Friday though so I just sent her pictures and asked if I should bring him as an emergency tomorrow if it’s unchanged. My poor boy :(
 

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I would insist on your Vet looking at that. Tell them you need to be seen right away and you cannot afford an Emergency Vet. See where that gets you...
 

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Oooh yeah...that’s pretty big. Definitely a vet visit if it doesn’t go down. Maybe some sort of cyst or something??


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I would insist on your Vet looking at that. Tell them you need to be seen right away and you cannot afford an Emergency Vet. See where that gets you...

They have emergency hours and it’s the same price. I just talked to her on the phone though and she looked at the pictures and is confident it’s a salivary mucocele under the tongue. He’ll have to have surgery to remove the gland on that side but she doesn’t think it’s an emergency. She gave me signs to look for like bleeding or if it gets any bigger, bring him in. If not she thinks it’s okay to wait for the 22nd for him to be seen and schedule the surgery. Which I’m freaking out about. I didn’t want him put under so young.
 
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Oooh yeah...that’s pretty big. Definitely a vet visit if it doesn’t go down. Maybe some sort of cyst or something??


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She thinks it’s a salivary mucocele which is when the salivary glad gets injured or clogged. It’s producing too much saliva with no where to go. Leading to the cyst type thing. I looked it up after she mentioned it and that does fit it exactly. But I’ll feel better after he’s seen by a vet.
 

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Good luck with the treatment and healing. Wishing you guys a smooth process.
 

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