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My dog's gums are pale and she has lumps under her skin, what could this be from

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    Chrissy Langposted 8 months ago

    My dog's gums are pale and she has lumps under her skin, what could this be from

    She started with just a couple of lumps under her skin now she's getting more and more in the last week. Her gums are very pale her nose is dry. I know it's very important to take her to the vet and I'm going to as soon as possible. Could this be from a parasite or cancer?

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  2. Terrielynn1 profile image94
    Terrielynn1posted 8 months ago

    Those Lumps look like bug bites. Some dogs naturally have paler gums than others. What is the difference in color from before. My bid dog has darker gums than my small dog. If there are other symptoms that concern you go to the vet. You should post a pic of the dogs mouth.

  3. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 8 months ago

    If your dog's gums are usually pink, and they're pale, you should take her to the vet right away. This is a sign that her blood isn't circulating properly, or that she's losing blood somewhere. She might be experiencing internal bleeding.

  4. Stephanie Purser profile image84
    Stephanie Purserposted 8 months ago

    Hi,

    What breed is she? In my opinion, this is the result of allergies.

    My dog breaks out in bumpy lumps just like this but they are not cause for alarm! I have a purebred american staffordshire and our vet informed us that this is common in staffy's and other big dogs. They are itchy!

    Allergies can be prevented if you know what she is having an allergic reaction to (a certain food or grass etc). However in the case of not knowing what's triggering the reaction, treatment with antihistamine's are ideal. However speak to a vet before giving antihistamine's as the correct dosage is important!

    A dry nose and pale gums however are a bigger concern. These symptoms indicate your dog may be in poor health or have an underlying problem. You should, as you suggested, see your vet as soon as possible. I wish you good luck and hope your pooch gets better soon.

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      Chrissy Langposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      She is a pit lab mix.. My wife is taking her to the vet today.. I'm keeping my fingers crossed

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    Chrissy Langposted 8 months ago

    She got back from the vet and it is an allergic reaction to her new dog food. thank goodness

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image94
      Terrielynn1posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      thank you for letting us know. I was just coming back to see if there was an update. that is great news.

    2. Stephanie Purser profile image84
      Stephanie Purserposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the update!
      Glad it's just allergies and an easy fix.

 
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