Rottweiler with Bump Under Eye
Answered by: Kerry Hackett
Question from: Vera LaVanture
Posted on: November 27, 2006

I have a 8 year old female Rottweiler who has developed a bump under her left eye it is just little smaller than a golf ball. She has been to the Vet’s several times. The first visit the Vet thought it was a tooth abscess and put her under to have her teeth cleaned and to pull the top tooth because her top gum was very red and inflamed. He also took x-rays of her head and teeth. The top tooth was showing some decay. The x-rays also showed that there was no bone loss in that area. The first visit he cleaned her teeth and the second visit he pulled her top tooth. The roots were wrapped around the bone and he had a hard time getting the tooth out, but he got it all. He also took part of the bone to have it tested for cancer or tumors and this was done twice and both times the results came back showing no cancer or tumors. He also drained the area and told me it was full of blood. She was put on an antibiotic twice a day for about three weeks. She is still very active and has a great appetite and shows no sign of pain. The vet is very good, but told me he has never seen anything like this. Please let me know if you have any advise you could share with me to help me save my dogs life. When the Vet sent the sample of the bone to be tested it came back showing no bacteria and trauma in that area. The only thing that I did different was I gave her some Milk Bones which I have cut out all together that is when this all started.

This is a very complex case and one unfortunately beyond the scope of this forum. I would suggest that you seek the advice of a qualified professional who has experience with both animals and the use of herbal medicines. Such a person may be found in the member’s pages of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association ( You and your dog deserve the time and care that can only occur in a one-on-one consultation. In the meantime, I would also suggest you look at changing your dog’s food to a good, homemade diet in order to strengthen her immune system and improve her general health. Please see the work of Richard Pitcairn, "Natural Health for Dogs and Cats", "The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat" by Juliette de Bairacli Levy and "The Barf Diet" by Ian Billinghurst for further information and recipes.

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