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Good Morning and welcome. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
This mass you see is most likely due to an inflamed or infected lynph node. These nodes drain issues in the mouth area so it is common when there are teeth issues, that bacteria will get caught in the node and cause an abscess.
First, have your vet examine Alfie's mouth and float his teeth. If nothing is seen, then your vet will tap this mass to see if it is an abscess.
For now, the best thing you can do is to continue giving the penicillin G daily until the cause is determined.
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