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Hi, I have always noticed my dog has a bump in her gum right behind her top front teeth, right in the center ....and always thought it was just a natural dog thing. I can feel it when i put my fingers behind her tiny top teeth.

Today I noticed one of her little front teeth is a browner colour and her others are all nice and white. She certainly doesnt act like she has any tooth pain. Now i am all in a panic that it might be an abcessed tooth!

Is this bump natural, do your dogs have this???
 

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My chihuahuas have had bad teeth and didnt show any signs of pain at all.....some teeth were rotted away.
 

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I have just had a number of doggie friends tell me their dogs all have this bump on their gum in the center, right behind their top front teeth....that it is natural.

Don't all yours??
 

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I have just had a number of doggie friends tell me their dogs all have this bump on their gum in the center, right behind their top front teeth....that it is natural.

Don't all yours??

Yeah, on another forum.

the point is....

if you are ever concerned about your dogs health you should consult a vet not a forum.



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I agree with Crisphynx...if you are concerned, why ask for help from us when it could possibly be something serious. If you are concerned, just even call a vet...they will know. They aren't going to charge you for a phone call.

my dog does have a bump on where you are talking about. But if I were in your shoes, I'd just call the vet just in case
 

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Thanks for your replies! The reason I asked here was, not bc I am a neglegent dog parent...but because it was Friday eve and the vet would not be in office for 3 more days.

Here's another reason, I asked you folks first. Knowledge is power! I had a vet MISDIAGNOSE a Cranial Cruciate ligament tear (all after a series of ex-rays...twice!) and because of that my dog now has arthritis and a worse tear on the first knee with a partial tear on the other leg which tried to compensate. Oh, but i do have the option for $4,000.00, and a 10 hour drive of very invasive ortho surgery where she would have both her tibias sawed apart and "repaired" with metal plates and screws.

If i were to take her to the vet, my dog would damage her knees even more, because climbing in and out of cars, will only cause more tears to her torn ligaments.

Had I spoken to dog lovers on a forum I would have known that it very probably was a CCL tear, and prevented alot of pain and arthritis for my young dog. I would have had her on an intense rest program for 6 months, and used a bace to support her damaged ligaments before they got WORSE. All this I learned from a dog forum, but sadly AFTER the fact because I had faith in my vet.

By the way, the vet said those bumps on their gums behind the tiny front top teeth aid in the sense of smell.
 

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Look, if you don't trust your vet then you should get another one. Seeing torn ligaments on a x-ray is not easy and some vets would not be able to see it at all. After all the point of a x-ray is to look at the bones. You really should not blame the vet.

As far as your dog hurting its self getting in and out of the car. Pick it up or get a ramp. A vet can save your animal's life, don't blame them for something that was outside of their control. They went through a lot of schooling and you are not able to do their job so don't balme. If you can trust your vet find another one. Simple as that.
 
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