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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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She apparently ate makeup last night and is eating grass,

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She apparently ate makeup last night and is eating grass, vomiting, gums white
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Spunky just under 4 months
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Spunky
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Spunky?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

The ingredients in cosmetics are of very low toxicity for obvious reasons. White gums indicates profound anemia and/or shock which isn't consistent with such a toxicity in any event. Such an anemia can result from flea or hookworm infection, internal bleeding due to an anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning, and less likely at Spunky's age, autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Whatever the cause, white gums is a life-threatening symptom and so Spunky's vet will want to see him at your earliest convenience.

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