I have this question posted at the end of another post I have, but felt it would not get the appropriate views at the end of a separate topic. My dog has been showing no interest in eating, as well as dropping items short on retrieves. These are both new behaviors from what she was about a month ago. It was brought to my attention that maybe her mouth was sore, so I took that to mind and started adding warm water to her food to soften it up a little. She has eating every last bite ever since. Now I would like to find out if there is some kind of soreness in her mouth, or any issues with her gums, etc. Does anyone know what I can check or look for? I will take her to the vet if it comes to that, but I hate to take her in and have them say she looks fine and slap me with a $100 vet bill. I say this mostly because she chews on her hard chew toys all the time, so I am no where near sure that she has any problem other than it being a "teenage" year behavior. None the less, I would sure like to find out if there are any problems. Any suggestions or leads would be greatly appreciated.