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    Swelling after Salivary Gland removed 3 days ago...NORMAL??
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    haleysmom1999 posted:
    My dog just had his gland removed and under his jaw it appears that it is still a bit swollen. Is this normal? I am not sure what it is supposed to look like after the surgery. The incision is healing nicely and he just had it done 3 days ago.

    Not sure if minor swelling is normal....
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    Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
    This is one of the times when a picture is priceless.....it is not uncommon for a surgery site to be mildly swollen for several days after the procedure. If the pet is scratching at the area, is overly active, develops an infection or a buildup of fluid or blood pocket at the site, this could be the source of the swelling. I would strongly recommend that you make an appointment to have the area checked by your primary care veterinarian.
    Dr. Bernadine Cruz


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