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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget Bodine View Post
    Gingivitis at 14 months old?
    This was my thought.

    I would love to see picks of your dogs teeth. Does he have much plaque build up? I've never had a dog that young with plaque but it's hard to see in your other photo... It almost looks like plaque build up... Which I would call not normal for that age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTFSH View Post
    Good news! What were the sores from?
    All he said was it looks like he bit his lip on that one. My thought is it could be from the two dogs playing around with each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    Thanks for keeping us posted, I hope your dog makes a full recovery!

    If you don't mind sharing, I would be interested in learning what further treatment your vet has planned. Should a teeth cleaning take care of it? A change of food?
    I really hope so too. Thank you.

    He said something about getting teeth cleaned if we need too. All he said was no training for 10 days until he's done with medicine. Try to brush his teeth and give him some dental treats and bones or chew toys. The antibiotics should get rid o any disease or infection he said. Nothing about switching dog food. BUT that is my question for you guys. This never happened until I switched to pro plan. Would that have anything to do with it? A litter after the switch is when it all started.

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    I've seen sores on the side like that from fence fighting (or in the dog box, etc) where they rub against the wire.
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    There we go! Finally got it to upload. That's after the PPP switch love the dog food but didn't realize this started happening after the switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marissa E. View Post
    This was my thought.

    I would love to see picks of your dogs teeth. Does he have much plaque build up? I've never had a dog that young with plaque but it's hard to see in your other photo... It almost looks like plaque build up... Which I would call not normal for that age.
    posted a pic for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogs4life View Post
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    There we go! Finally got it to upload. That's after the PPP switch love the dog food but didn't realize this started happening after the switch.
    PPP is likely fed to more performance dogs than all other 30/20 feeds combined. If this condition is really attributable to PPP, it would be seen in many more dogs (& PPP wouldn't be the most popular 30/20 feed). It is absurd to attribute this condition to PPP. Does your vet indicate the condition of the teeth are the cause? Also, highly unusual that a year old dog would have such substantial plaque to need his teeth cleaned. Once the meds are finished and condition appears clear, just give your dog a beef knuckle for about 20 mins once a week (refrigerate the bone between uses). It will keep his teeth and gums clean & in great shape.
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    there is not significant tartar there , I wonder what the cause is? Did they do a complete blood count?
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    The sores look like cold sores. Dogs do have similar viruses. Also might be related to a deficiency of some type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Kirkpatrick View Post
    If it's the same guy I know his dog ended up with an infection that caused the loss of vision in one eye.

    Get dog to vet.
    yes. But it's common. The same guy who is older, heard my dog cry when going out to pick up a flyer. My valor had a pheasant poke to the roof of his mouth. He was getting the infection behind the eye that puts pressure on the retina. It was treated early. Another well-known feel trialer had the same thing happened to his dog and his dog was hospitalized with no ill effects later.

    the pictures don't suggest this, but don't hold off going to a vet if there is something wrong with your dog's mouth.
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