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My dogs heart is pounding very hard. He is acting

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My dog's heart is pounding very hard. He is acting normal, but also has a purple color to his stomach is this normal?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Peter Bennett, DVM replied 10 years ago.
Check his gums. If they're the same color as his stomach, he has a problem, probably with his heart and needs a vet soon after you check him out. Not a crisis, but needs attention.

If not, sounds like a bruise? Could he have been hit by a car? If so, that needs checked. A pounding heart if not from exercise, is saying something major is UP.

I hope this helps, and best wishes.