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    I noticed Henry's breath has been a bit bad lately. He also has seemed to be smacking his gums more than normal over the past few days. So i checked his gums and everything looked normal except for the gum above one of his canines. He's a little over 5 months in age and is teething so i wasn't sure if this was normal or not. I'm thinking not but wanted to get some opinions before the trip to the vet.
    Note: He did just eat so there is some food debris.
    He's still acting normal except for the smacking of the gums every now and again.-tooth-jpg
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    Is that a blister?

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    It could be an abscess on the gum, but a opinion from the vet wouldn't hurt.
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    Is it just discolored, or is that a lump or a blister? If its a lump I would have the vet look at it, it could be an abscess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piamitch View Post
    Is it just discolored, or is that a lump or a blister? If its a lump I would have the vet look at it, it could be an abscess.
    It does look like a lump in the picture, but it looked like discoloration when i was personally looking at it, not a lump.

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    If its not a lump, but just a discoloration of the gum, then maybe he was chewing a toy roughly, and bruised his gum.
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    If its not a lump, maybe it's just his coloring or markings or pigment. Ruckus has a few dark markings on his gums, flappy jowls, and the roof of his mouth too. I never thought anything about it and the vet has never said anything.-imageuploadedbytapatalk1361202698-806666-jpg

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    is he young? He could have a loose baby tooth ck 4 any loose ones
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    if he is not in any pain.... next vet visit ask to take a look and since no a bump and just discoloration --- as others have said it could be normal pigment change
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    if he is not in any pain.... next vet visit ask to take a look and since no a bump and just discoloration --- as others have said it could be normal pigment change
    Yeah hopefully its just pigment, but since he started smacking his lips for no reason and recent bad breath, it has me worried a bit.

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    check between his teeth, someone recently had found a hair stuck between two teeth in the back, and it started an infection with built up food and junk , just a thought
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    Good News...The Vet said it was completely normal during the teething phase and said it was nothing to worry about. She explained what was going on, i can't really remember how she explained it but it made sense. Luckily for me i was not charged for the visit, she said Henry's cuteness and bully kisses were payment enough.
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