What does pale gums on dogs mean? Pale or White Gums mean that your dog could be suffering from anemia, shock, blood clotting disorders, internal bleeding, or heart disease.
Are pale gums in a dog an emergency? Pale gums could signal a medical emergency and dogs should be seen by a vet as soon as possible. Normal dog gums are pink in color and moist to the touch. Causes of pale gums range from internal bleeding and anemia to cancer and kidney disease. Pet parents should regularly check their dog’s gums a few times each month.
How can I treat my dogs pale gums? For pale pink or white gums, a dog may need a blood transfusion due to anemia or blood loss. If a growth is involved, surgery may be necessary to remove them from the gums.
Can dehydration cause pale gums in dogs? You may see pale gums if your dog is unwell and has become dehydrated. This is caused by a reduced volume of blood circulating around the body and reduced blood pressure. Your dog’s gums may well also be dry or very sticky when you feel them.