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    I just took my retriever Sniper to the vet for a swollen cheek. The vet has him on antibiotic and prednisone. Hopefully, this will take care of the problem. Interestingly, the dog also has small sores on his ear tips that we are treating, too. He does shake his head a bit. His dog food is Dr. Tim's grain free, chicken based. The cheek infection is not yet in need of a surgical draining. Any input would be gladly accepted.
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    One of mine had to have minor surgery this summer. The vets figured he got a duck wing bone that poked him in the cheek. He looked like he had a golf ball in his cheek.
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    Had one once with an abscess in the ba k of her mouth-turned out she had been stabbed by a stick and some was still in there... Good luck
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    I have one with a bacterial infection in the area of the dog's saliva gland on one side of her neck. Two rounds of antibiotics had little effect. It did drop in size but has not gone away. Other wise the dog is healthy and shows no sign that it affects her performance. Vet is going to sedate her Jan. 6 and do some exploratory work and/or x-ray to see if there is a foreign object like a piece of a stick buried in the area.

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    Had one that happened quickly and it required 2 rounds of antibiotics. The assumption was it was a poke by a duck wing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErinsEdge View Post
    Had one that happened quickly and it required 2 rounds of antibiotics. The assumption was it was a poke by a duck wing.
    I hope this all is the result of a poke wound inside the mouth. Only 12 hours since the amoxicillin and prednisone and his swelling has gone down by about one half. Thank you everyone for input. With cold weather hitting, we will be out of the water for weeks/month and maybe the ear tips will heal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johngoehl View Post
    I just took my retriever Sniper to the vet for a swollen cheek. The vet has him on antibiotic and prednisone. Hopefully, this will take care of the problem. Interestingly, the dog also has small sores on his ear tips that we are treating, too. He does shake his head a bit. His dog food is Dr. Tim's grain free, chicken based. The cheek infection is not yet in need of a surgical draining. Any input would be gladly accepted.
    Try getting off of chicken based food
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Marshall View Post
    Try getting off of chicken based food
    Thanks, Terry. I think I will switch to a salmon based brand. It could make a difference.
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