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I have a 8 year old yellow lab. About a week ago I noticed a red sore the size of about a pea. I opened his mouth as much as he would let me and the skin before the gums are very black and some have small bumps on them. I have a picture but dont see where I can attach it

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Clark yellow lab 8 years old

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

He has early stage arthritis in his hips. Gets exercise somewhat regularly. Has no history of any complications in the past. He also has 7 feline brothers and sisters

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

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 dropbox.com/ Please check that the photo(s) is in focus prior to uploading it.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm can't afford to keep paying more money if you don't have and answer I'll find another source
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no response. Thanks for wasting my time and money
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

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

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

That "pea" is worrisome for oral cancer such as squamous cell carcinoma. Clark's vet should take a look at this at your earliest convenience. I would expect the mass to be removed with good margins and then biopsied. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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