Articles with pale gums

Rat Bait Poisoning in a Dog: Penny’s Eats Rodenticide

Rat Bait Poisoning in a Dog: Penny’s Eats Rodenticide

Rodenticides are not poisonous just to rodents. There are two kinds of mouse and rat poisons: long-acting anticoagulants (LAACS) cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) While either of them can kill your dog, anticoagulants have an antidote, while lethal levels of Vitamin D3 do not. In my opinion, poisons that don’t have antidote should not be sold in the first place. Yet, cholecalciferol…

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Surviving IMHA: Jazmine’s Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Surviving IMHA: Jazmine’s Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

IMHA is an auto-immune reaction that results in severe anemia because the immune system destroys your dog’s red blood cells. The survival rate is low—a dog needs quick and aggressive treatment to make it. Most of the time, you might never find out what caused it. Certain conditions can trigger the reaction, such as an infection, cancer, or drug reaction.…

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Internal Bleeding in a Dog: Lucy’s Sudden Weakness

Internal Bleeding in a Dog: Lucy’s Sudden Weakness

Blood loss for any reason is bad news. With external bleeding, at least you see it. When your dog is bleeding internally, how can you tell? Think about what blood does–it caries nutrients and oxygen to all tissues in the body. Symptoms of blood loss, then, reflect the lack of oxygen and include: pale mucus membranes (e.g. gums) panting lethargy…

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Are Pale Gums an Emergency?

Are Pale Gums an Emergency?

Let’s cut to the chase. If you’re reading this because your dog’s gums are pale, yes, it is an emergency. Now, yes, different breeds have differently colored gums. My dogs’ gums are very dark, mostly black. Other breeds have gums that are straight pink. Become familiar with what your dog’s normal gum color is. Pale gums are gums that are…

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