Our dog developed a lump in his throat. Any suggestions on what it can be? It is the size of a golfball.

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There are many possible things a lump in the throat can be.

One is an enlarged lymph node –our lymph nodes become enlarged when we have an infection in that area, the same happens in our dogs. So it could be related to a viral infection, or it may be a bacterial infection that has caused an abscess. The thyroid gland is also in the throat and it too can become enlarged. Salivary glands can become swollen when the duct draining saliva into the mouth becomes blocked and saliva accumulates in the gland.

I’d encourage you to take your dog to your vet as soon as you can and have this lump examined. It may be nothing, it may be something that can be easily managed but in some cases, it may be a tumor so the sooner you get a diagnosis, the sooner you can start treatment. | 09.21.16 @ 00:29
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