My Dog's Left Jowl Is Pink And Swollen, And Hangs Lower Than The Right Side. Is This Something I Should Be Concerned About?


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James Parnell Profile
James Parnell answered
My dog's jowls are swollen - what is wrong?

You should monitor your dog's swollen jowl carefully. If the swelling hasn't gone down in a couple of days, then it could be a cause for concern.

Swelling may be the result of a number of problems with your pet, so the best and most efficient way to getting to the bottom of this problem would be to take it to the vet.

The vet will able to undertake an extensive investigation of the problem area, to enable him or her to make an accurate diagnosis of this problem.

Once this has been completed, then treatment can begin immediately.

Usually, a swollen and hanging jowl is as a result of one of the following:

  • Trauma: Your dog may have picked up some sort of injury.
  • Abscess: Abscesses are rather common in dogs, and may need to be looked at by the vet.
  • Allergy: Dogs are vulnerable to allergies, especially in spring.
  • Infection: Your dog could have a bacterial, parasitic, or fungal infection in this area. This will need antibiotic treatment from a vet.
tracy deines Profile
tracy deines answered
Yes, he could have an abscess from a tooth or a bite, etc. I would take him to the vet for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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