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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Our puppy showed up on our doorstep at 5 lb and approx 7

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Our puppy showed up on our doorstep at 5 lb and approx 7 weeks old. She was in distress - vet diagnosed as tick fever. Puppy had full regiment of treatment, shots, etc....now at 10 months old she seems like she is 'teething' again. We were told tick fever babies would have a hard time with their teeth. Can't give her anbesol - what can help with her gum pain?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Nala She's a foster
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Nala?
Customer: No
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 15 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 15 days ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Teething should be complete at 5.5 months. Please clarify what you're seeing that suggests that Nala is teething. I'm not aware of any reason for tick-borne infections to cause difficulties with teeth.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 13 days ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin