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My cocker spaniel has 20 or so small bumps on her gums and

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My cocker spaniel has 20 or so small bumps on her gums and around her teeth. They are black and around the size of a pencil eraser cut in half. The inside of her mouth is black with little white streaks in it. It was suggested by a friend that this is tape worms in her gums. She shows no other symptom of tape worms.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today. How old is your dog?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She is 7 years old
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Very healthy and up to date on all her shots but I don't remember that she's ever been dewormed. There are 3 other pets in the house which are not mine, but are healthy also.
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
Does she visit with other dogs at the park, daycare, pet store, etc?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She gets groomed once a month and has since we've gotten her.
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
Do the bumps look like this? This photo has two coming from the same base.