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We took our 6 year old dog in for a non anesthia teeth

We took our 6 year old dog in for a non anesthia teeth cleaning today. We were told 5 teeth were loose, so extraction was recommended. We are concerned about the number, the cause-particularly because he is a relatively younger dog. What could be the cause of loose teeth? Is extraction of that many teeth a real consideration?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: I wrote my question above-should I cut and paste it?JA: Is the dog bleeding a lot?Customer: No bleeding. No indication of gingivitis noted on the exam. It was loose teeth (according to the chart) lingual 12, 11, 11, 21 and 2MJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: He seems healthy. We actually just got his teeth cleaned because we did our other dog at the same time. His teeth seemed relatively clean, but we thought a cleaning could not hurt. He does like to chew which seems to keep his teeth pretty clean overall

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Dr. Lori

Doctorate Veterinary Medicine

354 satisfied customers
She has bad breath she goes to shaking u pet her on her head

she has bad breath she goes to shaking u pet her on her head she yelps trys to run to the other room and loseses balance then after awhile she will be ok then it happens again she has been doing this for 3 days she also has a lump in one of her titsJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name?Customer: sissyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about sissy?Customer: no

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

21,942 satisfied customers
Well, this has been ongoing for months...it will get better

Well, this has been ongoing for months...it will get better and then recur..just tried to walk him and he won't even go outside. He has mucousy bowel movements that have a strange odor. Today's look mostly dark without blood...but a yesterday I detected a reddish tinge.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: there is!JA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: not a wound but a "skin tag" that needs to be removed...it has grown in the past monthJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: my dog eats everything on the ground he can find. so oftentimes i chalk the stomach stuff to be caused by something he's eaten.

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

29,538 satisfied customers
My 8 year old dog has a lump under his right eye, vet did

My 8 year old dog has a lump under his right eye, vet did pre- dental blood work because he has gingivitis and needs his teeth cleaned...she called with the results of the blood test and something about his white blood cells....not his white blood cells but something to do with them indicates an infection. The antibiotic and prednisone have not made the lump get smaller or bigger over a period of 4 days....I am worried sick...could it be cancer??JA: It's hard to know for sure. The Veterinarian will figure it out.Customer: Isn't it relative to being an abscess of the three root molar which she said it could be ....she was just telling me all the scenariosJA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations with can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about with?Customer: No, he is acting, eating, and drinking fine....I have noticed before the lump that for about two months he would keep licking anything near him after he ate....like he was trying to get the food off his teeth.

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Dr. Gardner

Owner, Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

126 satisfied customers
Excessive panting, 13 year old cavalier, see above, seems

excessive panting, 13 year old cavalier king charlesJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: see aboveJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: seems uncomfortable in the abdomenJA: OK. What is the dog's name?Customer: MollyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Molly?Customer: molly has had head tremors for over a year that appear to be on the increase, but no sign of pain

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

29,538 satisfied customers
Loose front tooth. money is extremely tight, can I pull it

loose front tooth. money is extremely tight, can I pull it myself without taking him to vet?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: loose tooth. he doesnt seem to be in pain, so if I pull it what can I give him.JA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: snuffy is 12 years.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about snuffy?Customer: not at this time, snuffy is in good health otherwise.

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Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

19,634 satisfied customers
My 10 yr old finicky great dane. I was feeding a pound of

My 10 yr old finicky great dane. I was feeding a pound of chic***** *****ver to every day with his food to get him to eat. Now I realize it is too much vitamin A. Anything I can do to reverse any effects? ( I have stopped feeding the liver)JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: DukeJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Duke?Customer: Fatty Tumor removed in February, hip dysplasia is getting worse. Getting him to eat has been a challenge since the surgery in Feb

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

38,790 satisfied customers
I have a 13 yr old male papillon who has bad breath. He has

I have a 13 yr old male papillon who has bad breath. He has had teeth pulled under anesthesia when he was younger. I'm afraid to do it again given his age. What do you think?? Let it go? His breath smells again.PS. Im a people RN

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Kelly Hill

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

1,032 satisfied customers
Internal mouth lesion/bump thread. So amidst my daily

Internal mouth lesion/bump thread.So amidst my daily inspection of him I noticed a red dot at the back of his mouth on the curly flaps that are at both sides of the back of his mouth. I NOTICED IT FIRST YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. It hasn't healed in 24 hours. Seeing wounds in the mucuosa heal pretty quickly it made me ask.Seeing how it is right next to an extra dentin-infused back molar (he's always had this; it's always been dark brown). I figure it was him biting it himself causing the little red lesion dot.But, just to be safe, and for other further bumps/lesions of the mouth I decided to ask the expert.So, same questions:1. Anything to worry about?2. What could it be?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

38,790 satisfied customers
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