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My golden retriever is 13.5 years old. His gums are very…

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My golden retriever is...

My golden retriever is 13.5 years old. His gums are very swollen. What would cause that and what should I do?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?

Farley

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Farley?

He has never had any health issues, but he is now older and walks very slowly. There is a little congestion when he breathes. He eats normally.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

Yes, I cannot see anything there

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand Farley's gums appear swollen. I am sorry to hear about that. Are you able to send a picture of his gums? You can attach a picture by clicking on the paperclip icon on the toolbar.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks -- I shall take him in to see his regular vet.
Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Do you have any other questions I can answer?

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Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Just checking in. How is Farley doing?

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