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Old 07-28-2011, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I finally managed to check Snuffles' mouth after I noticed she was eating her crickets a bit funny and I saw a HUGE growth I'm calling the vet first thing tomorrow and I've been reading all I can about oral tumours and what I've read isn't good. Is there anything else I should know before I go in tomorrow? Thank you so much
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am so sorry. Oral tumors are awful.

I found Snarfs the exact same way - except it was mealies he was eating weird. My only advice is to stay positive and be ready with answers to questions about eating and wheeling habits, amount of poop and consistency and whether there have been any changes in behavior. The vet also asked if Snarfs had been sniffing and sneezing more than usual or wheezing.

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Old 07-28-2011, 08:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It was actually your post that made me even think of checking so that you so much for that.
Now I notice she makes weird noises with her mouth at night. Other than that she is perfectly normal. I will get the first vet appointment I can and let you know what happens
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Sending prayers and best wishes that you will get good news at the vet and it will just be an abscessed tooth.
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I'm so sorry! Please let us know how the vet visit goes. I'll be thinking of you both.



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Old 07-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sending prayers for Snuffles and tons of support for you.
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Anxiously waiting to hear...just checking in...
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm hoping that everything works out at the vet and Snuffles is okay. *hugs to you both*
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My vet is not available today and I would really rather wait until tomorrow morning to see her instead of getting an appointment today with another clinic.
But for now what can I do for now for her? I was thinking of switching her to some form of soft food as I'm not sure if her kibble is hurting her mouth. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have put her on crushed kibble mixed with water which was surprisingly a huge success. She is acting completely normal but I've noticed her mouth looks a bit swollen from the outside.
Thank you everyone for your thoughts, they're really appreciated
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