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My dog has spots on her tongue mainly down the sides she is

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my dog has white spots on her tongue mainly down the sides she is drooling more and has trouble licking food from the floor,she is eating but being a lab it takes her a lot to go off her food,i have taken her to the vets twice she has had tests medication but she is still the same.any ides
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know what to do with the drooling. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Hi her name is ***** ***** she is 12yrs
JA: How old is Mo?
Customer: 12
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mo?
Customer: her breath is smelly but not sure if this is part of the cause or just her age, when she has a chew or similar she dribbles a lot and makes a mess on the floor
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. These "white spots" are unclear to me. Can you upload a photo(s) of them to our conversation? You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as

I understand that this might be difficult due to where they're located. Has Mo's vet discussed biopsying a spot for confirmation of what it represents?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Yes she has been to the vets twice at a cost of over £900 they have done tests including bi ops and found no cancers blood etc normal . Have included 2 pics sorry not that clear but since she has had this problem she doesn't pant and stick her tongue out as normal.
Thanks Nick
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

Thank you, Nick. Give me a moment to take a look, please...

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

They're not in focus as you recognized. "White spots" usually indicate papillomavirus but that should have been apparent in a biopsy. Even if the biopsy doesn't tell me what it is, it can rule out things. Can you upload a copy of the biopsy report to our conversation? I understand that you might not have one at home but Mo's vet can give you a copy which you can scan into your computer and then send me the file or you can photograph it and send it as you did the two images.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hi ***** wil get in contact with the vets to get the report, give me a few days to respond.
Regards Nick
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

I appreciate it!

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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