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He's a pom and his lower right lip is black and swollen

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He's a pom and...

He's a pom and his lower right lip is black and swollen towards the inside of his mouth. After eating he appears to be chewing at it, at first I thought he had food stuck in his throat. Should I be worried. He seems fine otherwise

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

He has seasonal allergies. Otherwise healthy and active. He's 3 Yrs old

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Hi!

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Can you send me a picture? That would help me give a fast and accurate diagnosis

Paul

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Thanks

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Trying, but not having any luck keeping his mouth open with one hand and phone in the other
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Oh yeah that is not easy

Would I be able to see it with mouth closed?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No. When his mouth is closed he looks normal
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Okay

Is help on the way LOL

I can wait till later to get the pictures if you can have someone help you :)

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I'll have to send them in a couple hours after my husband gets home from work
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

10-4

Standing by

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks
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