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Old 07-12-2010, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Very large throat mass - appeared in a days time

I am new to the site, actually just signed up today. I have a two year old white female boxer named Gracie, whom I got when she was around 8 months. She had never had any health problems other than a broken leg which happened before I took ownership of her. Up until now, she has been perfectly healthy and we have had no problems with her at all. I played with her yesterday, and one of her favorite "treats" is to be rubbed under her chin, chest and throat. Today when I came home from work, she jumped up on the couch with me, and I reached down to rub her chin. That was when I noticed an extremely large, soft mass that is probably the size of my fist on her throat. She pulled away when I attempted to investigate, and unfortunately, it was past vet hours for me to call them. It seems to be more to the left side. I am worried about this because of the quickness with which it appeared. I have heard of other Boxers having these masses on their throats, but I have never seen one so large so quick. Is this common? Exactly how common is cancer in white boxers, as I have done a lot of research and everything I find seems to say something different? I am going to try to have her seen by the vet by the end of the week, but I am worried and was hoping someone might know something that could put me at ease a little. Thanks for any info you can give.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello - Welcome to the boards. I don't have much experience with what you are describing. I would call the vet in the am and try to be seen as soon as possible. Just wanted you to know I saw your post and can understand your worry. Hope everything turns out well. Keep us posted.

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I don't think a throat mass like that would appear overnite. She could have an infection in her throat. Does she still eat, drink her water? Could she have swallowed something? I would definetely let your vet look at her asap. Hope all is good for you.

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Old 07-13-2010, 07:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe a swollen gland? I would hate to think it's cancer...Oh heavens!! Let us know what the vet says...
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There are two types of continued thyroid issues that can action aural dogs, and they are categorized as getting either primary or accessory in nature. Primary thyroid issues arise aural the absolute thyroid itself. Accessory thyroid issues in dogs action consistent from problems alpha elsewhere, such as in the pituitary gland. The a lot of accepted botheration arch to an continued thyroid in dogs is hypothyroidism. Thyroid issues can abominably arise like added bloom issues in dogs.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I vote just an previous boxer had cancer and glands were swelling but it was producing mostly watery stuff so no ''ball'' there.

You could touch them too as where an abcess...well you know,very sensible.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I know a boxer with the same "problem". It is being treated with cortisone, he seems to help.

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