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I am sorry to hear you are worried about Cary.
My name is***** am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
How big is the ulcer? Is it bleeding?
Is it above or below one of his teeth?
An ulcer on the gums can be caused by different things. If there is an infection of a tooth root, you could see a hole in the gum above (or below if it is a bottom tooth) the tooth, where the root is.
If it is a tooth, antibiotics will help temporarily, but only a root canal or tooth extraction will clear up the problem.
Ulcer in the mouth can also be a sign of internal disease, such as kidney disease.
about quarter inch on the gum inbetween his middle teeth
The middle teeth, in front? Could you possibly send a picture?
Could you possibly send a picture?
In addition to being an infection from a bad tooth, or kidney disease, one concern is cancer of the gums.
Have you had a veterinarian look at this?
How long has it been there?
sorry dont know how to send pic.it is on the right side of his mouth going towards the back it is a small red crater the white that was in middle of it has gone now
This may be something minor, that will heal on its own. If he was chewing on something and cut the gums with a stick or a bone, it will heal. Usually sores in the mouth heal very quickly.
But if it does not go away on its own in a few days to a week, I would have it checked by a veterinarian, to be sure it is not a tooth root infection.
not yet money tight i noticed it about 6 days ago it is not stopping him eating
It is hard to say what it is, without being able to see and touch it. If it is filling in ( the white in the middle going away), I would just watch and see if it continues to fill in and shrink.
If it does not go away, or if it enlarges, it should be checked out before it gets too big.
thank you rebecca
Worst case, if it is a tumor ( unlikely but possible) the longer you wait the worse it could be. If it is from a tooth, it can wait if he is eating.
you are welcome.
Is there anything else I can answer?
Hi Rebecca took Cary to vet he is being treated with antibiotics at present back to vets on 14 July .Thanks for your advice Alana.