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My year old border collie/lab has swollen neck glands and a fever. Causes??

Posted by 3petlover

At first he had no appetite, the vet has him on tetracycline & Vit. K, for GI tract upset, and now he is more active and his appetite is some better.  But he still has a fever (104) and swollen neck glands.
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During your visit with your veterinarian, did they do any blood work, urinalysis, X-rays, etc. before prescribing the medicine?  Are the swollen neck glands on both sides or just one side?  Are there any other glands around the body that are swollen?

Swollen glands and a fever that high generally indicate a pretty active response to an infection and the causes that might lead to this are too numerous to list here.  Lab work would help to eliminate a lot from that list.  Once a few good possible diagnoses are left, more can be done for your dog.

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