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This morning I was brushing the dogs' teeth and I noticed that Merlin has a fairly large growth on his gum. It's very hard to the touch. My vet is closed today, but I am thinking I should call them tomorrow to make an appointment. Have you seen this before? What do you think it could be?

 

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Could it have been caused by chewing on the rawhide I gave them the other day (and yesterday)? They don't usually get it.

 

Any advice you can give would be appreciated... right now it doesn't seem to be hurting him.

 

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Guessing it's an epulis. Lenny had one. My vet took care of it when Lenny had his dental.

They're usually benign but always best to have the vet check it out

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What cbudshome said :) .

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Thank you very much to you both.... I looked up epulis and found another GT thread about it... it looks just like Merlin's. I'll call my vet tomorrow morning. I guess I'll schedule a dental at the same time, he's due one, I was just procrastinating because I'm a nervous nelly when it comes to the hounds' dentals... :(

 

Thank you!

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Kerry with Pippin (Paid Vacation), adopted 4/15/2017
Missing the best wizard in the world, Merlin (PA's Paris), the biggest Love I've ever known, and my sweet 80lb limpet, Sagan (Leon B) :brokenheart :brokenheart, every single day.

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I've got no wisdom, never do. We're just sending Merlin good thoughts for a good Vet visit and dental. biggrin.gif

 

 

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When I saw your topic title, I thought epulis, too. Good luck at the vet. :) His teeth look pretty clean, too.

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When I saw your topic title, I thought epulis, too. Good luck at the vet. :) His teeth look pretty clean, too.

 

:lol The ones at the back are pretty bad, he hasn't had a dental in two and a half years.

 

Thanks for your input and good thoughts! :colgate

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Teddy had the same thing on the roof of his mouth. The only reason I noticed it was because he roaches so much with his mouth hanging open, I could see it. When he had his 1st dental, I had it removed. it was benign and I suspect Merlins would be as well.

 

 

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Just adding my guy was diagnosed with a benign epulis last week on the roof of his mouth. Sending good thoughts to Merlin!

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Just adding my guy was diagnosed with a benign epulis last week on the roof of his mouth. Sending good thoughts to Merlin!

 

That's such a relief! Glad he is going to be okay. Let's hope Merlin is just as lucky... Thanks for your input, I really appreciate it. I have an appointment to see my vet tomorrow afternoon.

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Looks like you've got your answer, I just wanted to compliment you and the quality of the pics - it's not easy taking a picture of a greyhound's gumline lol!

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