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    Swollen lymph nodes in neck
    An_252857 posted:
    My dog went to the vet 4 days ago with swollen lymph nodes in her neck . she is being treated with prednisone and antibiotics. She will drink but will not eat. We have to force the meds down her throat which I hate to do . Yesterday she ate 3/4 of a hotdog and a beggin strip . I tried hamburger meat lunch meat and brats which she loves. She just turned away like it made her sick. Should I be alarmed or will she eventually gain her appetite back?
    Will Draper, DVM responded:
    If she's not eating, it is time to take her back for a recheck. It is probably time to consider a lymph node fine needle aspirate and cytology, or biopsy. It is also important that your vet check her other peripheral lymph nodes to make sure they are not enlarged. Your vet will know the next step. Best of luck...keep us posted please.
    Dr. Will

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