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Just now our dog was standing behind my daughter but she

Just now our dog was standing behind my daughter but she didn't know it and her heel kicked him in the mouth. He yelped and we have determined now that one of his top front teeth is loose :( There's no blood. Should we take him to the emergency weekend vet??JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: Our terrier has a loose front tooth that has just happened.JA: Where does the terrier seem to hurt?Customer: He yelped when it first happened, but he's not currently crying or yelping or whimperingJA: OK. No obvious pain. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the terrier's name and age?Customer: Charley is 6JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Charley?Customer: No - he's a healthy active dog

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My dog just had his teeth cleaned today and I was told his

My dog just had his teeth cleaned today and I was told his lower incisors are loose. He is 6 years old. I was not given a reason for the loose teeth. He has teeth cleaned every year and does not have bad breath and does not have pain with eating or chewing.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. 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 just?Customer: The dog has always been healthy and has no other health problems

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Dr. Bruce

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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I have a 7yr old pug.... I think she has a tooth that is

I have a 7yr old pug.... I think she has a tooth that is rotting... her breath is really bad and she has one tooth that has brown on it/looks gross... I called vet, they said $900 to have it removed :( just wondering if this will fall out on its own? Or if there might be a less costly option? If not, I'll definitely just take her in...JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: I dont want her to get an infection or anything... she seems fine, but her breath is just so bad.... she barely would let me get in her mouth... but, her one tooth does look kind of bad. I don't want to just mask w something if she's in pain (even though she doesn't seem to be)JA: There are all sorts of infestations the dog 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. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Bailey 7JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bailey?Customer: No, other than that very healthy.... she was just at vet over last summer... she weighs 15lbs... she's petite, sweet little girl...

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Dr. Gabby

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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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

396 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

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My dog's stomach keeps making gurgling noises he is moping

my dog's stomach keeps making gurgling noises he is moping around has not had anythink to eat or drink for over 24 hours and his nose is dry.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Bailey he is about 8 years oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bailey?Customer: when he was in the garden yesterday his mouth was trembling for a couple of seconds.

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Dr. Gabby

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

Owner of CMVS

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My dog just had surgery yesterday because they found a mass

HI. my dog just had surgery yesterday because they found a mass on his gum line. It looked like a red gumball with a tiny little one hanging from it. When they were in surgery, they had to remove five teeth due to abscesses and loose teeth. My dog is 13 and I have been so reluctant to put him under, hence the problems. My vet will not tell me what he really thinks and I'm very concerned. They sent the mass for biopsy. My question is: Considering that he had teeth pulled and the abscesses, could this mass have been related??

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Dr. Alleyne

Veterinary associate

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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My 7 month old maltese sounds like she's chewing on a rock

my 7 month old maltese sounds like she's chewing on a rock but nothing is in her mouth. any idea what that can be?

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

22,324 satisfied customers
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