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Barbara Nixon
24th January 2008, 07:07 PM
The vet showed me the gum test today. if you press your dog's gum, so it goes white, and then release, it should pink up in 2 seconds. If more time is taken, he/she may need the help of new or more heart meds.

Karlin
24th January 2008, 07:11 PM
Thanks, that is extremely useful to know. I have checked for pale gums but didn't know about this simple test. :thmbsup:

Barbara Nixon
24th January 2008, 07:31 PM
He sad that the gum test indicates, before pale gums. Monty's gums are a reasonable shade of pink but his pinking up time was very slightly slower than two seconds, so we are going onto Fortekor and Frusicare, as he is startibng a very slight morning cough.

Barbara Nixon
24th January 2008, 07:33 PM
A bonus, today. My favourite vet (I got well over half an hour's consult, instead of the official 10 minutes0, one of the practice owner, has a special interest in hearts (also knows about sm) and the practice has a visiting cardiologist every month.

Theresa
24th January 2008, 11:43 PM
A bonus, today. My favourite vet (I got well over half an hour's consult, instead of the official 10 minutes

I think your vet must fancy you Barbara!!! ;)

Arne
25th January 2008, 10:31 AM
I am glad you got the Vet you like Barbara, sorry to hear about Monty.