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Lump on roof of mouth?

Prairie
November 8th, 2004, 09:23 AM
My 2 year old female Golden has developed a lump on the roof of her mouth, right behind her front teeth. It's about the size of a pencil eraser. We just noticed it the other day, and don't have a clue what could be causing it. It doesn't seem to bother her. She still eats, chews, and plays as usual. The only thing I've noticed is that occassionally wipes her nose on her bed, and rubs her face with her paws. She does this once or twice per day.

Is this something I should be worried about? We just noticed it a few days ago, and have been giving it time to go down, in case it was just inflammation from chewing on something sharp.

Thanks in advance!

Erin

Lucky Rescue
November 8th, 2004, 09:57 AM
I would take this dog to the vet today. It might be harmless, but it might be a tumour and the sooner you go, the better.

Prairie
November 8th, 2004, 10:21 AM
Thanks LuckyRescue,

I have an appointment made for later this afternoon.

Anyone else have any past experiences with this sort of thing?

Prairie
November 8th, 2004, 04:42 PM
The vet doesn't seem to think it is anything to be concerned about - probably just inflammation from a toy. I'll just keep an eye on it for a few weeks and make sure it gets smaller rather than bigger.