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He has swollen gum. Joye, almost 8 years old. hurt me to see

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he has swollen gum .
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Joye, almost 8 years old.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Joye?
Customer: hurt me to see that. i am so worried now. what do i do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 1 year ago.

Are you able to send a picture of your dog's gums? If I can see it, I may be able to give you some possibilities as to what it is.

sometimes swellings are not harmful and sometimes they indicate that there is something serious going on. However, if your dog is eating well, otherwise comfortable and acting normally then its likely that this is not an emergency and you can address it with your veterinarian at a regularly scheduled appointment.