Q. My puppies gums are very pale
She did eat some rocks the other day but threw up some and has been eating and pooping since then
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According to your attached photos, the pale white pink, not red pink, of your dog’s gum looks severely dehydrated. Re-check the color of her mucous membrane and her gum capillary refill time (CRT); put your finger on the gum mucous membrane of your dog and make sure it is within 2.5 seconds. You can learn it through YouTube or Google.)
As a first aid, give your dog sugar water first.
Pale mucous membranes can be caused by a variety of causes, including severe dehydration(vomiting, diarrhea, etc), reduced blood circulation, blood cell disease (red blood cell count), liver disease, oxygen deficiency, malnutrition, and electrolyte imbalance. This situation is absolutely not normal.
If your dog’s condition seems to be worsening (accompanied by vomiting, fever, decreased body temperature, shortness of breath, etc.), it is recommended to take her to a veterinarian asap.
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