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
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?
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?
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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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