Tooth bump?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Jarena, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    445EE0F2-B38E-439B-A21A-72C7A28CCE36.jpeg I’m waiting on a response from my vet but until then, does anyone know what this is? Weird bump on her gum line.
     
  2. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    It almost looks wart-like... how old is she? Canine Papiloma Virus (CPV) aka "Puppy warts" comes to mind.

    Is that the only bump? CPV tends to travel in groups. Denna had it as a puppy - when she was 6-7 months old - and had maybe 6-12 warts, total. We used Thuja and Lysine along with her good diet and lots of rest... no visiting with other dogs (CPV is highly contagious among puppies). Hers cleared up in about 5 or 6 weeks, as expected, no vet intervention required. But... make sure that's what it is first... that one bump could be something else, too.

    Here's one site that discusses CPV: http://tails-a-waggingdogblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/canine-papilloma-virus.html
     
  3. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    She is 7 months old, thanks for the information! I read the article and I will examine the rest of her body when I get home, thank you :)
     
  4. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member


    The vet looked at it today and said it does look like CPV. He wants me to wait for more to appear to confirm that’s what it is. If it is CPV, he said no intervention is needed. If it changes, gets bigger, or starts to bother her then he told me to bring her back. Thank you!!
     
  5. Courtney H

    Courtney H Active Member

    Oh my goodness... poor baby. I’ve never seen this, so please keep us posted.
     
  6. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Bump evolution 0D9CA75D-049A-4E23-BBAA-C91335361650.jpeg 8965EAF6-0EC6-4DA0-ADC9-3D8DBD9E2BC4.jpeg B9790D83-0081-4FD5-B65B-4DB1A0354E89.jpeg This last picture is today, it’s getting bigger, bumpier/rougher, and lighter in color. I don’t know if it’s good or bad.
     
  7. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Her bump kept getting bigger, started turning colors (white and dark red), and another bump showed up on her chin, so we made an appointment with the vet. The vet sedated her and diagnosed the bumps as CPV (you were right) :) . He “crushed” the bumps, he explained that it will make her body attack the virus and build immunity to it. They also microchipped her while she was out. The vet-tech was trying to convince me to spay her as well. I stood my ground and told her that we are waiting until at least 18 months. :)
     
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