Bump in dog's mouth.
Breed: labrador retriever m
Age: 8-11 years
My dog was taken for a walk her ball went under a car, she retreived her ball unsupervised but acted very strange, she immediately wanted to go home. Usually she would bark at neighbors she knew, but she rarely barked, only when I came home. My mom said she checked her, but no signs of injuries. Only an on and off bump on her left mouth cheek, could there be something wrong?
Dr. Marie replied:
This is a tough question to answer without being able to see Misse.
I wish I could see the bump on her mouth. It's possible that she has a fractured tooth. Or, she may have a tooth infection.
Another possible reason for a bump is a bee or wasp sting but this should not come and go.
I think if she is eating well and fairly bright it is ok to wait for a day or two, but if things are not improving you will likely need to have your vet take a look.
Hope all is well!
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