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DianE
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Posted on Saturday, Nov 6, 2010 - 10:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr. O. Sam gets this swelling on both sides of his nose, his eyes get gunky and watery, but don't seem inflamed. This comes and goes a few times a year, the swelling is soft, he doesn't like me touching it, but he doesn't like to be touched in unusual fashions anywhere.

I had the vet look at it a few years ago and he said it was fat! I don't think fat comes and goes like that on a nose. I did have him clean his ducts even tho it was fat. Sam being Sam wouldn't hold still good enough for the procedure to get done well, even tranqued well.

I drew circles around where it is swollen, it is just swollen in these spots on both side of his "nose bone" I was looking at Hanks and it is the spot that goes in and out a bit when they breathe or eat. What is located there? I did look at the skeletal pictures but still don't know. He does seem to have blocked ducts his eyes are usually gunky or watery. Could that cause the swelling?

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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Posted on Sunday, Nov 7, 2010 - 6:14 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think you might be marking over the caudal extent of the false nostril but without palpation I cannot be sure where the skull exactly begins: can you stick your finger in the far and palpate just skin or bone? The nasolacrimal ducts at this point are far more ventral than this spot. What is the frequency of the coming and going?
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DianE
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Posted on Sunday, Nov 7, 2010 - 7:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr.O. it actually seems to be a seasonal thing, spring and fall. I took a better pic when I was out feeding, hopefully you can see the swelling, it is not over bone. It kind of spills over onto the bone but doesn't originate there I'm pretty sure.




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DianE
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Posted on Sunday, Nov 7, 2010 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr.O. also at the time Sam had those "tumors" on his penis, this swelling appeared as scheduled in the fall, I put Sam on SMZ's for the "tumors" and the swelling went away, I have some here and was considering trying it to see if it would help. This swelling usually hangs on for a few mos. That really doesn't tell me it's origination tho, except it MAY be an infection of some sort, but what I wonder???
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DianE
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Posted on Monday, Nov 8, 2010 - 7:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Here is the pic I meant to put up

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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Posted on Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 - 7:14 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

You should review the article on swellings Diane. It gives you criteria that should help you differentiate different types of swellings by characteristics other than just appearance which is all I have to go on. But there are no specific structures at this location other than skin, subq tissues including fat, and possibly bone if the skull extends down that far.
DrO
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