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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Female husky type 12 years old, throwing up after she eats,

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Female husky type 12 years old, throwing up after she eats, ouches when stomach touched, gums white.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Uh oh. White gums indicates profound anemia or, less commonly, a shocky patient. At her age, a large breed dog with an "ouchy" abdomen should be considered to harbor a bleeding splenic or hepatic tumor unless proven otherwise and is in need of prompt attention by a vet. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish but I'd rather you were on your way to the veterinary ER.