my 4 year old bitch, Brits, suddenly developed a huge lump on the front, left-hand side of her neck this week.
It is a very soft, malleable mass which does not cause her any discomfort; at first I thought it might be a wasp or bee sting so gave her anti-histamines which had no effect (& there is no puncture wound).
Today the vet thinks that it is a blocked salivary gland or a Mucocele; Brits has been put on a course of anti-biotics & anti-inflammatories to which
hopefully her condition will respond.
However my vet has said that occassionally such a thing may need surgery which she would not be able to do as neck surgery is a very specialist area because of all the major structures running through the neck.
I just wondered if anyone else has had a Setter with this problem, and if so whether it was managed conservatively without need for surgery?