Dog presented with vomiting, breathing trouble and lack of appetite. The owner recently found out about him being heartworm positive. They were waiting on their income tax to come in to treat him.
I noticed a foul smell from the mouth with a lack of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Besides pale gums the dogs mouth looked great!
Doctor followed up and checked to see this tumor behind the epiglottis. Five year old lab mix. Rushed into surgery, removed it and the patient slept for 4 hours and woke up to inhale three cans of food.
Owners opted for histopath to analyze the mass. Both doctors agree on a preliminary diagnosis of malignant melanoma.
Dog is home safe for now!