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what does it mean when your dogs gums are slightly purple

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my dog has been acting kind of funny the last couple of days so I decided to take a look at his gums, they are a little bit purple around the teeth... I just want to make sure hes ok
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
A blue or purple tint to the gums may indicate the dog is not getting enough oxygen. This can be due to an infection such as pneumonia or a problem with how well the heart is pumping blood.
You might want to have your vet check him over tomorrow to see if he has a health issue that needs treatment.
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