Q. My dog paws at her gums frequently. Teeth and gums look normal. Help! Is it an allergy or infection? Thanks, Mary T.

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A. They can sometimes do it if there is something stuck between the teeth too. It could also be a nasal irritation and just looks as though she is pawing her mouth but is actually rubbing her nose. I would recommend having her checked by your vet to check for dental disease, or abscess or foreign body in the mouth.

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