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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry to hear Ranger is having such a difficult time with an ulceration in his gumsReasons to consider or recommend a veterinary er
- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable- Swollen abdomen- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5- No interest in food for 24+ hours- No urination for 12+ hours- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour- Productive coughing- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distressIf there are any hesitations it would be best to have him seen tonight to ensure that there is no cause for alarm that requires medical intervention at this pointI hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope he is feeling better soon, truly
If things progress or do not change then please consider the veterinary er. I also would make sure that your veterinarian has taken an x-ray of the root of this canine to ensure this is not a draining tract from an abscessed canine tooth
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Good evening, I wanted to check in on Ranger to see how he is doing today? Did you have to visit the er or were you able to get to your vet today? I would love an update...
I am online another few hours tonight and look forward to an update