Skin Tag on Gums?

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Skin Tag on Gums?

Postby pitbulliest » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:36 pm

I brush my dog's teeth every second day. I noticed a few days ago that she has a skin tag on her gums, or at least that's exactly what it looks like. When I touch it, it doesn't seem to bother her, and I brush around it when I brush her teeth.

It is the same color as part of her gums, which is a dark/blackish color. Her gums are a marble combination of pink and some brownish/black.

Anyways, I just wanted to know if this is normal, will it go away, and is it something to start worrying about?

She is 8 years old, and is starting to get some small growths and skin tags here and there on her body, on the skin. Don't know if that is part of the aging process or not.

Would appreciate some feedback. Thank you :)

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Re: Skin Tag on Gums?

Postby pblove » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:48 pm

if you are able , get your vet to check it out?
It is 50/50 chance of it being harmless or harmful
I hope it is the harmless version.

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Re: Skin Tag on Gums?

Postby HappyPuppy » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:52 pm

I would definitely get it checked. I haven't heard of skin tags there (just had one looked at on my Ruby's neck today) - and while I was at the vet's, they had a video going of (bad) squaemous cell issues in cat's mouths so I wouldn't take any chances. Keep us posted!

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Re: Skin Tag on Gums?

Postby pitbulliest » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:06 pm

Just a response to keep everyone posted:

Got the 'bump' removed from her gum and sent it off to the lab. Turned out to be nothing but a little growth due to some bacterial buildup. Vet recommended that I monitor the area and just put a little more doggy toothpaste on the brush to keep things fresh and clean :)


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