This evening my sister and I were grooming our horses when we noticed something a little strange on her horse Tikki. Her cheeks are really puffy, she literally looks like a chipmunk storing something in its mouth. It's just after the bars of her mouth in the cheeks and we were able to take a peek inside to make sure she wasn't stashing something in there. It doesn't appear to be giving her any pain and she's still her normal bratty self. Tikki will be coming 29 years old this spring, so I'm not sure if it's something that is just coming with her age, or what exactly is going on. My first thought was strangles, but she doesn't have any symptoms and it's not really in the right spot. We took pictures, but are having troubles uploading them. I will try tomorrow and see if I have better luck.
I was just wondering if anyone has seen anything like this before? I did some research and idiopathic parotiditis came up. Does anyone think that could be a cause? I appreciate your input.