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    So I took Miss Bre to the vet this afternoon to find out what is with the mass/swelling on her lower pallete/teeth area. The vet said she has epulis which is basically a tumor of the gums. He said it is benign and can be removed. The removal process involves her being sedated and then remove the tumor and cauterize the area.

    At this point we are going to observe it and see if it grows or if it has stopped. I am going to get in touch with her previous owner to find out if it has always looked like that or if it had already grown while they had her. From what I have read the tumors can really interfere with the dogs day to day life if it is the kind that grows bigger. So now we monitor it and if it starts to grow then she will have to have surgery. Poor old gal.


    Bre in the car after the vet...bored silly

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    Oh, poor Miss Bre. We're sending positive thoughts your way for the tumor to be stable.

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    Oh man....good thing this sweet baby has you.

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    Poor Bre!! But thank God its not a malignat tumor. I think its a good idea to talk to the previous owner and see what they say.
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    Gonna say a special prayer for that tumor to shrink tonight...
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    I am glad you went and had it looked at. I am actually a dental hygienist and I see them a lot in the dental field. A lot of people that have dentures get them over time and what we recommend is that they are watched and if they begin to interfere with denture wear or become painful to have them removed.

    Talking with the previous owner will definitely determine how long it has been there and then let you know if you need to watch this for a month or two and then have it removed if needed. Keep an eye on it and note any significant color changes or if it seems to be sensitive to her.

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    I e-mailed her previous owner and she got right back to me...she said in the 3 years they had her there had been no change in size...it's always been that size. I hope she's right!

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    We will keep our fingers crossed it does not get any bigger.
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    Awwwww poor Bre, she looks so sad there. That was good the previous owner got back to you and that it appears it hopefully will stay that size and not grow. She's lucky your're her mama.
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    That is a positive sign they got back to you right away..... Hopefully it stays that way. Too bad they did not tell you about it, so glad you discovered it yourself!!! You are a good bully paw-rent!

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    Oh my here I was gabbing away to you yesterday n I didn't even see this thread. I will of course send many positive vibes your way.

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    Awww....! Sweet faced Bre. She's adorable. Grateful it's not cause for immediate alarm - and surgery and meds etc. Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. Ugh.

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