Cyst in dogs: interdigital, breast, symptoms, treatment
The cyst is a closed cavity with liquid contents, which is formed in pathological tissues. Depending on the localization and the mechanism of formation, the cysts are divided into tumor, remineral and retention.</ P>
Dogs often have retention cystsSalivary glands. They can be localized in the submaxillary, parotid or sublingual salivary gland. These are pairs of salivary glands located outside the mucous membrane, that is, stagnant.
The cause of delayed secretion may be compression of the ducts or blockage.Also the most common in dogs is the interdigital cyst, the breast and the ovary.
Symptoms of cysts in dogs
The cyst is painless, so the main symptom is swelling. If the ducts of the submaxillary or parotid gland have occluded, a swelling occurs in these places.
The swelling is mobile, painless and does not have an increase in local temperature. Its consistency is tense, but soft.
When plugging the ducts of the sublingual salivary glandUnder the tongue in the oral cavity there is a swelling of the globular shape, well limited, the size of a chicken egg. With such a cyst, the dog is difficult to eat, and in some cases even impossible, and therefore the first symptom is a painful meal or refusal of food.
If the cyst is opened for some reason, a light yellow liquid flows out of it.
Also in dogs, especially in small breeds (Pekingese)And Chinese naked dog, there is a sebaceous cyst. The reason for this is a blockage of the mouth of the hair follicle, in which the sebaceous gland can not secrete the fatty substance on the surface of the skin. Inside the follicle accumulates sebum, gradually it becomes like cottage cheese, and the follicle grows into a cyst.
The diagnosis is established by means of a palpation, is specified, as a rule, by a puncture.
Treatment of cysts in dogs
How to treat a cyst? Treatment is performed surgically, carving out a cyst from under the skin under local anesthesia of tissues along the line of the proposed incision.
With a cyst of salivary glands in the postoperativeThe first week period the dog is fed with liquid food: porridges with natural feeding or soaked in warm water dry food. After each feeding, the mouth cavity from the syringe is washed with a solution of potassium permanganate.
Often when treating the cyst of the sublingual and parotid glands it is impossible to close the surgical wound with a suture. Therefore, several times a day, it must be washed with a solution of potassium permanganate to avoid infection.