Natural Remedies for Salivary Gland Problems in Dogs

| Modified on Nov 16, 2023
Salivary Gland Remedies
Posted by Donna (Texas) on 01/13/2019

My Pit Bull neck and glands swelled up it was hard and soft bulge under his neck. We had him to the Vet and they aspirated the neck and fluid drained out and was on antibiotics. It did not rid the swelling. We took him back the second time and they gave him more antibiotics. The third time we went to a different Vet and they saw him and recommended that we bring him in on Monday and they cleaned out the infection which she thought was a cyst with inflamed swelling around the cyst and put in a tube which didn't drain very well.

After he finished the antibiotics it came back with a vengeance swelling but there was no infection. The time we went to the other Vet they took a syringe of pus and blood from his neck and did a lab test on him the test came back that there was no bacterial infection. So five trips to the Vet and a new Vet in the same office she thinks it is the Salivary Gland and we might have to send him to a surgeon to have the gland removed.

The bad thing is I live in the Texas Panhandle and there are no Cat Scan machines here for dog to see what is in the gland. So I have a choice I drive to Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, New Mexico or to Dallas. I don't live in a small town just not any options for animals. I have already spent $600 for treatment and I don't want my dog to die. He doesn't have a fever, he eats and he's active. What do I do. I will drive to one of these places to see a Specialist. I am not a Vet and I looked at the pictures of dog that has gland problems and that is what he looks like. Can anyone offer natural remedies or advice?

Salivary Gland Remedies
Posted by DL (SETX ) on 05/06/2022

My dog, a miniature poodle, has salivary gland trauma due to a snake bite. He had it drained 4 times, then he had surgery down to the sublingual nerve. The surgery gets way more complicated when they go below that nerve, according to my vet. My vet charged $500, but they had quoted me $800. Unfortunately, my dog's surgery was not successful. We had swelling the next time he got groomed (due to pressure of noose around the neck). My vet explained that going past the sublingual nerve was a lot more technical and dangerous too. His solution is another surgery and then see how it goes.

If you read my comment reply to Janet above, you will see that my solution has been to not use collar restraint of any kind around his neck—he has to wear a halter for a leash to be attached. He also does not get the noose around his neck for grooming. Fortunately he is a very good dog, loves grooming, and doesn't require one around his neck—but they put it around his middle. I'll try to postpone another surgery with prevention. But I don't know how long that will work. My dog is 11 years old.


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Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe ) on 11/16/2023

Mia, someone here mentioned that topical frankincense oil will eventually get rid of lumps and bumps.


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Posted by Lea (United States) on 07/20/2019

My pup just had surgery yesterday on a leaking salivary gland, it started in March (she was misdiagnosed for a hematoma) she was suppose to see a specialist it's gonna cost $3800, my vet done it (very hard and tricky surgery) and charged me $739, since your fur baby has had it for some time you will probably need surgery it will start getting hard from the blood/saliva sticking to the walls of the tissue, it WILL NOT resolve itself!!


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Posted by jennie (CA) on 02/14/2022

What area are u in? My vet wants $4000.00 to do surgery


Salivary Gland Remedies
Posted by Shivam (Vikasnagar, Dehradun) on 11/16/2021

My dog's left sided neck is swelling due to salivary infection

What can I do to cure my dog at home?


Salivary Gland Remedies
Posted by DL (Beaumont TX ) on 05/06/2022

Absolutely YES


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Posted by Pam v (Lucerne Valley, CA) on 08/04/2022

My dog developed a salivary mucocele. I took her to the vet and they drained it. I took her back for surgery in May. The mucocele reappeared larger than before. The vet what's me to take her to a specialist now.. I have spent a bundle on trying to get rid of this thing. So very frustrated. I am going to try your home remedies and hope it will help to ease her discomfort. Any other ideas you could pass on would be very appreciated.


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Posted by Mia (Los Angeles) on 11/15/2023

Have you had any luck with natural remedies?


Salivary Gland Remedies
Posted by Mia (Los Angeles) on 11/15/2023

My puppy has a large swollen gland under his chin, which I believe is salvary mucocele. I am looking for something to heal it. I have been using vit e, c, and colloidal silver for many months and its not working. Any ideas?