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My dog is 15 months old and he's a Japanese Spitz. :) A few weeks ago, I noticed that he was getting a pink coloured spot on his mouth. Now, it's bigger and looks like a pink wart. I don't really want to pop it or anything since it might become infected. I was looking around on the internet, and people have suggested that pimples can grow because of bacteria in plastic bowls, but he drinks and eats out of stainless steel bowls.

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Does anyone have any idea what it could be? I'm taking him to the vet soon, but I'm a little worried.

Thanks :)
 

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I can't tell for sure if that is actually in his oral cavity. Is it?

Most common benign oral tumors:

-Epulis/Epulides
-Papillomas
-Ameloblastoma

The above can usually just be removed surgically with little problems.

Most common malignant canine oral tumors:

-Melanoma (worst and most common of these)
-Fibrosarcoma
-Squamous Cell carcinoma
-Osteosarcoma

It kinda looks like an epulis to me. I usually spot these on the gingiva around the teeth, but, I don't suppose there's any rulebook saying it can't be right there on the lip margin either. Again, these aren't usually much of a problem. However, and I can't stress this enough, you should have this thing checked out ASAP and allow the vet to biopsy it if he wants to. It's the only way to know for sure.

-A google search of any of hte above tumors should give you plenty of info. Lemme know if you have trouble finding what you want.
 

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No, it isn't in his oral cavity. But thanks for the input.

I will be taking him to the vet for a definite answer as to what this is.
 
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