Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My dog has always had pink healthy gums but more recently,

Customer Question
My dog has always...

My dog has always had pink healthy gums but more recently, they appear to be darker nearer the top of his gum area? What may be going on?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?

He seems a bit slower but he runs well when he is outside.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your dog seem to hurt?

I massage his body and it seems that I feel little lumps around his mid-section. The Vet said at his last exam August) that they are just "fat" lumps. I am a little worried,; her dog died of cancer and I am feeding my dog the same food she recommended and gave to her dog.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?

I can't think of anything major at this time. Thanks.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
3/20/2018
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Rebecca
Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 17,066
Experience: More than 30 years of companion animal practice.
Verified

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Rebecca; I am a veterinarian. Please give me a moment to type my answer.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I am sorry you are concerned about your dog.

Can you post a picture of his gums? What breed of dog is he? It is not unusual for older dogs to develop normal spots of pigment on the gums.

If he has any tartar or gum disease, that can make his gums more red in appearance.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Slowing down can be a sign of arthritis or joint pain. There are many supplements and medications for this.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

The lumps you feel are likely fat lumps, or lipomas, if that is what your vet said. If you want to be sure, you can have needle biopsies, or FNA (fine needle aspiration) done to be certain.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Please let me know when you see my answers and if you have other questions.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

How is your dog doing?

I did not hear back from you. Was this helpful? Please let me know if you have other questions.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Rebecca Your Own Question
Rebecca
Rebecca
Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 17,066
17,066 Satisfied Customers
Experience: More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

Rebecca is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,147 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,315 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,063 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,533 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

17,066 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
She's seems to have arthritis is her back leg. limping at
she's seems to have arthritis is her back leg. limping at the end of the day in the evening. … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,315 satisfied customers
He's in pain. I think it may be either arthritis or a lyme's
He's in pain. I think it may be either arthritis or a lyme's flare up. I made an appt with his vet, but they can't see him until Friday. I've been giving him 1 baby aspirin a day to try and help the p… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
342 satisfied customers
My Dog has been taking Tramadol 50 mg. Tablets for Arthritis
My Dog has been taking Tramadol 50 mg. Tablets for Arthritis of his hips 1 tablet twice a day along with Carophen 1/2 tablet twice a day He ran out of his Tramadol yesterday can't get it till vet open… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
17,066 satisfied customers
11 year old Great Pyr/Wolfhound cross. Has arthritis. On
11 year old Great Pyr/Wolfhound cross. Has arthritis. On Rimadyl 100 mg 2x a day. Doing pretty well. Tonight panting. Needs me to be petting constantly. In pain for sure. Anything I can do until get t… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
342 satisfied customers
He has severe arthritis and is walking backwards, yelping
He has severe arthritis and is walking backwards, yelping when touched in certain areas and having a hard time pooping. The vet has him on cosequin, carprofen, tramadol. What else can I give him to he… read more
Dr Z
Dr Z
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,715 satisfied customers
He's just 6 not real old but has bad arthritis, almost fused
second opinion] He's just 6 not real old but has bad arthritis, almost fused spine with spurs digging in. He suddenly couldn't get hardly wañk- now he can't wañk at all. I took himto Vet, who gave him… read more
Dr G
Dr G
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
72 satisfied customers
Just curious about end of life options. She has arthritis in
Just curious about end of life options. She has arthritis in her back legs and frequent accidents in her sleep. She still has an appetite, but I don't know if that's a good sign or not. … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
2 satisfied customers
I took my dog to the vet today and for arthritis she said
I took my dog to the vet today and for arthritis she said human panadol is perfectly fine for dogs, he is 14 and his blood results for liver/kidney damage was clear. Not thinking, i crushed 1x500mg pa… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
342 satisfied customers
Pain, believed to be arthritis can I give him ibuprofen and
Pain, believed to be arthritis can I give him ibuprofen and if so how much. … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
567 satisfied customers
My dog has significant arthritis in his left hip. He is a
My dog has significant arthritis in his left hip. He is a 75lbs golden retriever. He has been on tramadol and it seems to be very effective. I however moved and we are now in a different location and … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
My GreatPyrenees dog, female, 10 years old has arthritis and
My GreatPyrenees dog, female, 10 years old has arthritis and trouble getting up and down. Walks [pretty good once she is up. She cannot take Rimydel or any ibuprofen or asperin. Vet gave her Duramax a… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
17,066 satisfied customers
Our 8 yr Chihuahua has tartar and bad breath. Scheduled for
Our 8 yr Chihuahua has tartar and bad breath. Scheduled for cleaning next week. Vet put her on Clindamycin in interim. Difficult to administer with syringe provided. Can meds be mixed with yogurt or o… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
567 satisfied customers
Arthritis pain. He ran out of veterinary ibuprofen. Is it
Arthritis pain. He ran out of veterinary ibuprofen. Is it safe to give him ibuprofen for humans? … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,324 satisfied customers
Older dog with arthritis in her hips. Was taking Nabumetone
Older dog with arthritis in her hips. Was taking Nabumetone 750mg daily. Did very well for years, Son runs out of the medication. She has be without it for almost 2 months. Son took her to the vet bec… read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
894 satisfied customers
11 year old Newfoundland experiencing heavy arthritis,
11 year old Newfoundland experiencing heavy arthritis, having difficulty in sleeping due to pain, difficulty in mobility. … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
567 satisfied customers
My Bichon is allergic to the tartar on her teeth. Her teeth
My Bichon is allergic to the tartar on her teeth. Her teeth are cleaned twice or three times a year, She developes sores and her gums are inflamed. The only thing that seems to control it somewhat is … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
13 year old bearded collie has arthritis. Arthritis. Back
Only that he was fine last week even rolling on the florr to clean his beard He is also now the last 2 days been given predale… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,533 satisfied customers
I'm worried about his teeth. There is tartar build up on the
Hi there! I'm worried about his teeth. There is tartar build up on the main canine teeth and his gums are slightly black around the tooth line. (I'm not sure if they were colored before as I adopted h… read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,504 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x