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I have a six wk old puppy who is crying out like a baby, tongue

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i have a six wk old puppy who is crying out like a baby, tongue whitr, and gagging reflex
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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If your pup's tongue is white, the pup is severely anemic and, thus, hypoxic (lack of oxygen to its tissues). It needs to be administered oxygen in a hospital setting until the cause of the anemia is determined and treated. Flea-related anemia is most common and easily corrected but if fleas aren't a problem, the search for a cause can entail a blood transfusion followed by blood and urine tests. Systemic infections (sepsis), malnutrition and congenital (present at birth) bone marrow disorders are also considered in such pups.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin