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Anyone Had Experience With This Lip Sore?

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AdamFrench

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Hi

Does anyone have any experience with lip sores? I've just noticed a sore in the corner of Belles mouth (a photo attached). It hasn't affected her eating, or behaviour at all but doesn't exactly look healthy. We'll be making an appointment at the vets asap, just trying to get a bit insight before I begin freaking out like i normally do.

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She has quite a bit of cucumber, and sometimes often tomato. Does it look like I've been feeding her too much acidity? I've never had an issue with sores so have no idea if it bacterial/fungal
 

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I give my piggy those, if she has lots of fruit I agree with Poppy's mum, if not, I haven't a clue. Let us know what it is, when you've been to the vet.
 

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Hi

Does anyone have any experience with lip sores? I've just noticed a sore in the corner of Belles mouth (a photo attached). It hasn't affected her eating, or behaviour at all but doesn't exactly look healthy. We'll be making an appointment at the vets asap, just trying to get a bit insight before I begin freaking out like i normally do.

Thank you!

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This is cheilitis. It can be caused by feeding fruit and tomato too often or in too large quantities. The acid in the fruit causes tiny cracks through which other bugs can get into. Please see a vet!
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If Wiebke says it's cheilitis it is am afraid. If I remember it's is painful. So make sure you get painkillers.
 
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