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Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience working out of West London. It will be my pleasure to help you today.
I'm sorry to hear to this and understand your concern for Cherry.
Would a clear photo be possible please?
Does it bother her?
Does she go outside?
Thank you, understood.
In the photo above, is the brown food or discharge?
Thank you, ok.
Is she drooling, acting quiet or eating less?
Does her mouth smell bad?
I can see the top canine tooth is damaged.
Does the bottom one look normal?
Thank you for this, I know these photos are not easy to take!
Before typing my reply, is there anything else I should know?
Ok, sure thing.
Please bear with me as I type my reply?
I'm sorry Cherry has these signs and understand your concern for her.
There are a few considerations here including:
Given the appearance and because the canine tooth is chipped, a vet visit is advised.
In some instance, if the pulp is exposed, we may need to perform a root canal or remove the canine tooth.
She may require some antibiotics and anti inflammatories, to help settle things down.
At home, I'd offer food that is soft and easy to eat.
I'd also keep a close eye for any other signs such as trouble eating, further swelling or discharge from the mouth.
Not at all.
Do you have any further questions tonight?
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