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Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M., Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  ER and general medicine Veterinarian since 2005
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my dog has very red lower gum/lips

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my dog has very red lower gum/lips
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 3 years ago.
Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 9 years of experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you.

Is this a recent change, or has it always been this way? Can you take a photo and attach it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

we have just taken these photos and it actually looks like its getting worse, hes probably had it for 2-3 months

Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 3 years ago.
How old is your dog? Any changes in food in the past six months? What are your food and water dishes made of?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

he is 10 years old he is a french bull dog we havn`t changed any of his food although we did change his feed bowl it is some kind of pottery,his water bowl is tin

Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 3 years ago.
I recommend soaking a clean washcloth in Listerine, and using it to wipe all the red areas once a day. I would switch to metal food and water bowls, and wash them daily in hot water. If there is not a dramatic improvement in two weeks time, you will need to see a veterinarian for a possible biopsy or possible antibiotics.
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