Blue Skin and Mucus Membranes in Dogs
Your dog will need to be kept stabilized by giving it oxygen. Depending on what underlying illness is causing the cyanosis, drugs may be prescribed to treat the condition, or surgery and/or further therapy ordered.
Living and Management
You will need to restrict your dog's activity during treatment and possibly after. A low-salt diet can be put in place if your veterinarian determines that heart disease is involved. You should also check your dog's gums for normal color, making sure they are a healthy pink or reddish color. If your dog's gums are purple or white, you should take it immediately to the veterinary hospital for emergency treatment.
A type of paralysis that may be only slight; affects the way that an animal is able to move
The area between the folds of the pleura; airtight
The area found between the muscles and the endings of the nerves
The fold of membrane found between the left atrium and left ventricle
Irritating tissue with a great deal of some type of fluid
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
a) A cavity in certain animals b) Term refers to a rear chamber in the heart or a cavity in the brain
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The puncturing of a hole in the wall of the chest as a means of drawing out fluid or air
Pertaining to the chest
Inside the cell
Relating to a disease of unknown origin, which may or may not have arisen spontaneously
The widening of something
The muscle in the abdomen that aids in breathing
The superior chamber in an animal's heart.
An allergic disorder that results in difficulty breathing.
A tool that is used to create a record of the electrical activity in the myocardium
A substance that causes chemical change to another
Less oxygen than normal in the blood
High blood pressure
The condition of having a part of a body part protruding through the tissue that would normally cover it
The protein that moves oxygen in the blood
a) inhaling b) getting out fluid or gas by the act of sucking.
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