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Q. My dog has a blackish spot about of a large nail head on the gum and I noticed that the gums is starting to swell

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. It is difficult to advise without examining the area but some color spots are quite normal on the gums, especially if your dog has a two/three colored haircoat. The swelling would be more of a concern and I advise you monitor closely for any increase in size; a biopsy will be required to diagnose definitively and to guide any medical or surgical therapy


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