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He has a swollen jaw, this morning, Louie 8 years old, He

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He has a swollen jaw
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this swelling? Does the dog lick the skin as well?
Customer: this morning
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Louie 8 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Louie?
Customer: He never let me brush his teeth so ,he’s teeth are really bad,almost falling

Hi there, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Louie.

What breed is he?

Is he off his food or lethargic?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Yorkshire terrier
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
He is shaking ,but he is eating
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
He is in pain,hiding

Thank you, ok.

Would a photo of the swelling be possible?

Will he allow you to check him over for e.g. an abscess, mass or broken tooth?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
He won’t come out under the bed,but I’ve checked before and all his front teeth are about to fall ,smelling very bad
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I was aspected this to happen and now I don’t know what to do
Thank you, ok.I'm just typing my full reply now which will take a few minutes.
The swelling could be due to an abscess associated with an infection, a mass or inflammation.His signs are consistent with pain and possible y a fever.He does need to see a vet urgently for antibiotics and pain relief. A dental will be performed once stable.Offer soft and easy to eat foods such as mashed chicken, white fish and wet dog food. Stop any hard biscuits or dental sticks.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you
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