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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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I give my Cavalier King Charles spaniel the tip of a banana

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I give my Cavalier King Charles spaniel the tip of a banana every morning. Please tell me this fruit is NOT harmful to her. She is just over two years old and full of life but occasionally acts as if she has something either at the back of her mouth or in her throat as she turns her head on one side as if trying to reach something. Thank you and a Happy new Year
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
This fruit is NOT harmful to her. Happy New Year back atcha!

I'm afraid that her actions as you've described aren't pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one disorder. Perhaps food is accumulating in a spot in her mouth or sticking to her palate. It's unlikely that dental disease is present at Happy Lily's young age.

See if she likes sour cream and bananas. That's my favorite. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks or your prompt reply. Much appreciated

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
You're quite welcome. My best to Happy Lily!

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.

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