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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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Dwight Alleyne

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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

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She is 6 and definately has gum disease at the very front

She is 6 and definately has gum disease at the very front top part of her mouth. It looks as though the gums are completely receded from the front few teeth. She has an appointment on tuesday, what can I expect in terms of treatment?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: WinnieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Winnie?Customer: She has been very very healthy her whole life. Very active. I feel like this may have come from her drinking water from a creek where I take her running, not that that matters at this point. I'm concerned for her over all health because of this, it seemed to pop up very quicklyJA: 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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Dr. Gabby

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My 6 year old Yorkshire terrier has 8 loose teeth and tartar

My 6 year old Yorkshire terrier has 8 loose teeth and tartar and red gums. I want the tartar cleaned but have been told that the loose teeth need to be extracted. what do you think?

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Jessica Keay

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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I have a Papillon, age 6, who recently had to have 8

I have a Papillon, age 6, who recently had to have 8 extractions (teeth). I brush his teeth almost daily, give him a Greenie daily. I let him play with a small tennis ball - made for dogs - he uses his front teeth to press down on this ball. Some of his extractions were loose teeth in the front. Would that cause the loosening of teeth? What can I do in the future to prevent more extractions? He has moderate tartar and gingivitis. Help.

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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Puppy not eating. I have a 6mon. old lab mix that all of a

Puppy not eating. I have a 6mon. old lab mix that all of a sudden does not want to eat her food. I am giving her puppy chow, but since Monday she does not want to eat it. She does not get people food to eat, she does get into the cat food.She did throw up her food Monday night, but when she smells the food later she won't eat it. I also tried a different brand and a different bowl, with no results. She is still very active, runs thru the house and plays with her toys and the cats. She is drinking water, going to the bathroom okay. This morning I made her some beef broth and rice, and she ate it. I did not know if the weather has a factor in her eating. I live in Cleveland, OH and we have had some sub zero weather here. I only left her out for about five minutes so she can go to the bathroom and I make her come back in. Any suggestions? Should I take her to the vet to get checked out.

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Dr. Gabby

Veterinarian

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I have been back an forth to the vet at Banfield for several

I have been back an forth to the vet at Banfield for several weeks. My 13 year old Pomeranian has had a persistent wheeze that now is a honking wrenching sound especially at night. First the vet felt she had valley fever, since we just moved to Arizona, but blood tests for this and heart worm came back negative. Then the vet felt she needed her teeth cleaned, so she was at the vet for a full day with this procedure. Now she thinks it is acid reflux or allergies. The wrenching is getting worse, she looks like she is ready to vomit. Please help!

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nekovet

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my dog has some infection in her gums and has some stomach

my dog has some infection in her gums and has some stomach gurgling and lethargy. the vet said that she needs surgery for her mouth but she said that i have time to save the money so the surgery can happen in the start of next year. my question is this, although it seems that shes more prone to the stomach issues during the fall and winter months( I give her pepcid and mild food), I'm wondering if the two are related. I'm worried that her organs may be affected by the infection on her gums. The vet didn't seem overly concerned and reassured me that her mouth wasn't as bad as I thought but I am definitely worried about my baby. She's a 6 yr old,11.8 lb chihuahua/terrier mix that I rescued from a shelter in Feb of 2010.

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Dr. Ann M.

Veterinarian

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My dog's front teeth are all loose, upper and lower. He has

My dog's front teeth are all loose, upper and lower. He has bad breath and some tartar. What can I do?

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Dr. Bob

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