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Gingival Hyperplasia: Bazooka Joe

Meet Bazooka Joe ❤

This guy joined us a couple weeks ago. When he was impounded locally. This is one cool dude! He is about 8 years old.
We named him this because it looks like he has bubble gum in his teeth. Unfortunately it isn’t, he has a condition called Gingival Hyperplasia. This is excessive growth if the gum tissue. It is common in the bully breeds… but not to this extent.
We have already sent out biopsies and they have all come back benign. This is great news and means that we can do surgery to remove the tissue and extract the problem teeth.

Joe was adopted by an over the road trucker that wanted a buddy!

Heather Fraser

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