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Author Topic: Salivary Cysts  (Read 7420 times)

Kymw90

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Nubians are cute!
Re: Salivary Cysts
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2014, 10:41:18 pm »
Good news and bad news

It's simply a salary cyst and vet stuck a drain in and sure enough clear spit poured out. He have a her an antibac shot to stop any infection from the drain

The bad news is no sooner had he left the pouch filled straight back up. He said it could do that and in that case it is t hurting or harming just to leave it be. I am gritting my teeth as I don't like it being so big. He did offer surgery but I said no as it seems a bit drastic when it really is t botherin her and in fact bothers me more lol.

So next is can I manage this? The glad is clearly blocked/the tubes are thinner like when we have a blacked nose it's the passage that is inflamed. So with that in mind and a long discussion with Sue about a connection with pollen and grass blooms suddenly making his thing get massive in a short time, I'm thinking of maybe seeing if a antihistamine may help open up the gland tubes? Also maybe give her some regular antibiotic shots also. Draining is fun but a pointless exercise.
What do you guys do with this kind if thing?

ballingall

  • Moderator
  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: Salivary Cysts
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2014, 10:49:55 pm »
How old is she? Usually it occurs in younger animals, and gets better as they get older, so I'm not sure that it's connected to pollen. I wouldn't keep draining it unless you have to- we came to the conclusion, that draining it might just stimulate the gland to produce more salvia  :(


Antibiotics might be a good idea, but you'll have to wait and see.


Beth

Kymw90

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Nubians are cute!
Re: Salivary Cysts
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2014, 03:15:38 pm »
She is 6 now. SInce giving the anti allegy tabs it really has improved and since we've had some rain it has also gone down but is still there. Yes its exactly what happened after the vet drained it. By the time he left it had refilled even bigger. So I won't be draining it ever again unless I feel there may be sinister problem. I will give anti-bs also and see if that helps.

Thank you for all your help everyone and support :eyelashes:

 

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