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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dogs has sores on her upper lips of her

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.my dogs has sores on her upper lips of her mouth that look like what human canker sores, a sore by her nose (right side), and a sore on her right paw. She threw up yesterday and won't eat much today. Our vet is booked today. She has had them for about a week and half. I sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago, so I couldn't get her in until today.
Thank you,
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I just noticed she has a loose adult foot tooth.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
sorry front tooth.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. It's unclear from your post whether or not you've been able to have Mocha attended to by her vet yet. Please let me know if you still need help. The loose tooth alone should prompt a visit to Mocha's vet to be extracted. If it became loose, it was likely to be infected. If other teeth are infected, those sores may indicate spread of the infection.
Can you upload a photos of these sores to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (not if you're using the chrome browser) or you can use an external app such as or I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.