Harley asked in PetsDogs · 6 months ago

Most likely cause of dogs multiple swollen lymph nodes?

I will be taking him to the vet tomorrow but I m freaking out. I noticed when petting him that he has lumps in his neck. I looked it up and it said it was common for dogs lymth nodes to swell and didnt typically need any treatment. I gave him a few days to fight it himself especially since he was acting normal. However, not only are they still swollen in his neck but I checked (chest, armpits, behind knees) and those are swollen as well. I also noticed behavioral changes such as standing with his head under the high chair like he was trying to "hide". When I would call his name he would wag his tail but I would have to get pretty stern before he would come go me, and normally he is 50 lb lapdog. His appetite is great, won t turn down food. But I ve noticed he makes weird sounds when he eats now that he never made before (I can only describe it to sound like he hasn t eaten in months and finally got food and was inhaling it!) I ve also noticed him breathing heavier today. Just seems like he played hard and was just catching his breath but my other dogs arent breathing hard at all. He still runs and plays sometimes but I ve noticed he has been doing alot of sunbathing instead, which is not out of the norm for him to do, just not this much. He is alot more reluctant to come once he pays down. He is only 5 years old so he is still just a baby to me! He goes to the vet tomorrow but I d like to get an idea possibly what I will be walking into! Thank you!

2 Answers

  • 6 months ago

    Rather than look for answers here, please have your vet examine, diagnose and treat.

    The lymphs will react to infection, but there are also other reasons for this to be going on. Get off the internet - you'll only frighten yourself, probably unnecessarily. 'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing'.

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  • Maxi
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    6 months ago

    This has lots of infomation https://dogtime.com/dog-health/56305-swollen-lymph... however stop frightening yourself, you are going to the vets to find out about your dog and the reason. I do know they can cause pain, which is likely why your dog is behaving strangely and might also have difficulty eating or breathing if multiple lymph nodes are severely swollen. As dogs fight off the infection that causes the swelling, they may feel lethargic or develop a fever.

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