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I have an 7 year old female dog who has had a bit of loss of

I have an 7 year old female dog who has had a bit of loss of appetite over the past 2 days. Yesterday she started pawing at her mouth on the left side and I notice her gums are red and a bit inflamed on that side of her mouth. I am out of work and money is an issue. What are my options for her?

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Krista Kline

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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She has an area at the front of her mouth that is red. Gums

She has an area at the front of her mouth that is red. Gums look inflamed. She has had this before and it seemed to clear up quickly. Also there is often the smell of blood on her breath, though I never see any blood. She is 15 and a half and had several teeth removed last year.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: I have never, ever seen any blood. I only smell that metallic blood smell on her breath. I noticed the blood smell actually two years ago and asked the vet about it at one of our visits and she didn't have any reason for it.

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Dr. Amanda

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My dog has a lot of allergies to things and is on a

My dog has a lot of allergies to things and is on a prescription diet. Can I still use dog toothpaste or is there something else I can useJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?Customer: He has food allergies and environmental allergies. I want to brush his teeth but I don't know what I can use. Is dog tooth paste okay or is there something natural I can you with his toothbrushJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Tate and he is 3 1/2JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tate?Customer: He is on a prescription diet (hills Z/D) and the vet hunks he may have environments allergies. He is on his third week of no medication so that he can have allergy blood tests done.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

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I noticed that my dog's gums are darker this morning than

Hi. I noticed that my dog's gums are darker this morning than normal. He is a 3 year old yellow lab mix and has healthy teeth. He has not been over heated at all - I live in northern Michigan and the temp has been in the 60's and 70's over the last week. The gum just above his teeth are his normal pink, but they are quite dark starting about 1/2 inch above that. He shows no sign of illness and is pooping and peeing normally. Tghis happened overnight.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Bullet. He was found as a stray on a military rifle range when he was 9 months old. The only new thing is that he has a big bone that he has been chewing on - it has not splintered - it is too big and tough for that. This is not the first time he has had a bone like this and he has not been chewing it more than usualJA: Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bullet?Customer: just the change in gum color. what can cause that?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Jennifer Van Noy

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My senior Maltese/terrier mix male was diagnosed with a

My senior Maltese/terrier mix male was diagnosed with a collapsed trachea. He is on hydrocodone as needed, which does help. He is also on Enalapril and Furosemide for his heart, which an x-ray showed was enlarged. He has needed a dental for some time now. Although he is not showing signs of pain, of course I worry about this. Three vets are concerned about the risk associated with the surgery. One vet I took him to last week said that he couldn't hear a heart murmur at all, which one of the other vets said they could hear. This vet said that he saw no reason why he couldn't undergo a dental. I am scared to death about this Do you have any advice at all for me?

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Dr. Dan

Veterinarian and practice owner

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My friends dog developed a sore on the corner of her mouth a

My friends dog developed a sore on the corner of her mouth a couple months ago. We thought it might have been from ripping roots of of the ground. (She's a ***** *****). It seems to have stabbed over but 2 months later it has gotten larger and reopens. It doesn't seem to inhibit her ability to eat and she doesn't seem to be in any pain. Just wondering what we can do to help heal it up.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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Name is ***** ***** and my question is regarding gingivitis

Name is ***** ***** and my question is regarding gingivitis in a 13 yr old, 53lb male dog.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: Yes, he has apparent redness and some slight swelling of the gums and it appears to be sensitive. I was wanting to start him on amoxicillin, 500mg for ten days and see if it clears it up some.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Dog Veterinarians generally expect a deposit of about $19 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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Dr. Loretta

Large and small animal Veterinarian

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I have a 11 yr old Great Dane who has had many fatty cyst on

I have a 11 yr old Great Dane who has had many fatty cyst on her body for quite some time, we have watched these and they have all never grown and always stayed soft. or About 3 weeks ago she had a large "hard" cyst or tumor on the side of her face which grew quite big, we brought her to the ER Vet Clinic because she was so lethargic and had no appitite, The Dr. there did a blood test and drew fluids from a few of the fatty cyst. The results of the blood test were all normal, he said the slides were not conclusive, he said he thought he saw some "angry" looking cells in there and he gave her Amoxicillan and a pain reliever, by the time we made the 20 minute trip home she was feeling a lot less lethargic and ate immediately. 2 days late we brought her to our normal Vet. who had conferred with the ER Dr. and his only advise was to put her on Ceflex after she finished the Amox. He said without a biopsy which we are not willing to do due to her age he would not be able to know if it was cancer or not. He said we could "try" a low dose of Prednisone late to see if the hard tumor on her face would shrink, after 4 days it had spread under her neck and to the other side of her face. I called the Vet and had him send over the Prednisone, after one dose of 20mg , 2X a day, the tumor shrunk basically 75%. The orders for the Pred. was 20Mg 2X day for 5 days, then 20Mg every day for 5 days, 20mg every other days for 30 days. The 2nd day of being on just the 20mg once a day the tumor had became as large as it was before. We panicked and put her on 20mg 2X a day. The tumor shrunk. I called the Vet who advised we cannot keep her on this high of a dose. We are lost. Why is the predisone shrinking the tumor so quick? Any ideas? Thank you so much. Susan Richards

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My Chihuahua chewed on a lamb bone but only took the meat as

My Chihuahua chewed on a lamb bone but only took the meat as the bone is still intact ...he ate it about 1 hour ago he seems fine ...Will he be ok?

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Dr. B.

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