See that marble looking thing? Eww! Dr. Brady said that I needed surgery to remove the growth and then they had to send the tissue to a lab to make sure that is wasn't anything to worry about. I wasn't worried, but poor Jenn was a mess. First off, Jenn felt really bad that she hadn't noticed the growth. She usually checks my mouth regularly, but she hadn't seen it.
So I had to have a brief surgery to get the growth cut out. After the surgery, my mouth looked like this:
Anyway, the test results came back yesterday, and there was nothing in the tissue to worry about. The growth is called a Fibromatous Epulis, which is a common, non-cancerous tumor that some dogs get. No one knows why an Epulis starts to form and it can grow and envelope a tooth or part of the mouth like this:
Jenn said she's not taking any chances, so she's giving me a homeopathic remedy called Calcarea Fluorica which is recommended for non-cancerous, epulis by one of Jenn's favorite books Homeopathic Remedies for Dogs by Geoffrey Llewellyn.