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Zeeva 06-27-2014 11:58 PM

Bump on gum: vet said don't worry. Thoughts?
 
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My vet said not to worry about it unless he can't eat or is in pain because removing something like that from the gums often causes a lot of bleeding...

Thoughts?

Zeeva 06-28-2014 12:00 AM

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Saphire 06-28-2014 12:06 AM

Looks like an Epulis. My last GSD had one. If it is the same thing, it will need to be removed eventually. There is alot of info on the Internet about them.

Carmspack Gus

Zeeva 06-28-2014 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Saphire (Post 5702361)
Looks like an Epulis. My last GSD had one. If it is the same thing, it will need to be removed eventually. There is alot of info on the Internet about them.

Carmspack Gus

How big did you let it get before removing it?

Saphire 06-29-2014 09:18 PM

I will see if I still have pics

Carmspack Gus

Saphire 06-29-2014 09:21 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...oydsEpulis.jpg

I had it removed shortky after this picture was taken. It grew back. The proper surgery for this type of Epulis is to remove part of the jaw which I didn't want to do. I lost him to cancer before it grew big enough for removal again but the plan was to laser it the 2nd time and hope for better results.


Carmspack Gus

Zeeva 06-29-2014 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Saphire (Post 5708922)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...oydsEpulis.jpg

I had it removed shortky after this picture was taken. It grew back. The proper surgery for this type of Epulis is to remove part of the jaw which I didn't want to do. I lost him to cancer before it grew big enough for removal again but the plan was to laser it the 2nd time and hope for better results.


Carmspack Gus

Oy! Cancer from the Epulis?!?

Do you remember cost for the first time removal?

Saphire 06-29-2014 11:42 PM

It was not malignant. I am in Ontario where vetting is costly. It was very expensive due to his size and resulting cost of anesthesia. $1200 with an additional $300 to neuter at the same time.

Carmspack Gus


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