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Pale nose color...

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by lemmysmommy, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. lemmysmommy

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    Hey guys, I was looking at Lemmy's nose today and noticed that it was not pink like it normally is. It is more like a very pale pink. Also his gums are the same way. I am concerned about this!! When I had my first sphynx, she had a white nose and pale gums and she was very anemic. I first noticed that she was sick by seeing this. She ended up passing away from FIP! I am so scared that Lemmy is going down the same path. My husband says that I am neurotic about the color of his nose, but I am very scared of losing him too. He also has like a blister on his mouth. I am not sure where this came from and did not notice it yesterday. I was just wondering if there would be any other reason besides anemia that his nose would be so pale?? I hope that I am just being over cautious, but I am really freaking out!!:Sweat::Sweat::Sad::Sad: Any help wuld be appreciated GREATLY!
     

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    I dont know what this could suggest other than he is under the weather. I would call and visit the vet asap. Goodluck and keep us posted. Is he acting fine otherwise?
     
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      i would call and ask the vet, because anemia is the first thing that came to my mind as well. however, is it possible he is just cold? when you're cold, your body maximizes blood flow to the core, and minimizes it to the extremities (including the nose), which can make them look pale.
       
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        Time for bloodwork. If you've noticed a change, it's most likely because there has been one. I share a concern for anemia, please have him seen by your vet pronto.
         
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          yes i agree with everyone else,just go see the vet ,it will be best and even ifs its nothing at least you will not be worrying :)
          good luck!!
           
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            Hope everything is ok with Lemmy, keep us posted. Sure he will be fine.:BigSmile:
             
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              I agree with everyone else.
              I sounds like he is anemic.
              My Coco and Meeko have had anemia before.
              I also had 2 cats that were saved by blood transfusions when they had anemia.
              I hope he will be ok.




               
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                I hope your little one is ok! Keep us posted!
                 
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                  I called my vet and they said to watch him overnight and that if it was still pale in the morning to call back and they would see him. It looks a little better now. Maybe he was cold!!
                   
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                  Fingers crossed that its better in the morning!
                   
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                    Praying that it is nothing serious. Please keep us posted.
                     
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                      Fingers and paws crossed for you both!
                       
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                        Hopefully he gets better over night. Our fingers and paws are crossed for you. I hope it turns out to be nothing.
                         
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                          I wish Lemmy the best of luck. If his nose and gums aren't bright pink in the morning, I'd still followup with the bloodwork.
                           
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                            How's Lemmy doing today?? Finger crossed for improvement

                            Big hug X
                             
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                              Lemmy's nose is back to pink this morning, but I am still going to have some blood work done. I just want to be safe. I think that he is ok. He is acting fine and eating well. Thanks, to all for your well wishes!!:BigSmile:
                               
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                              i'm glad his color is back to normal. i definitely don't think it's a bad idea to still have the blood work done, just in case. *hugs*
                               
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                                Have you received the results back yet? I'm a little late coming into this thread but hope Lemmy is 100%!
                                 
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                                  Sorry, I got busy and did not update the post. His results were all ok.....they said that he must have been too cold. I will have to make sure I keep the heat turned up a little more!!
                                   
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                                  Good! Glad to hear he's healthy.

                                  Sophie got blood work done last week. They took her in the back after the vet visit to draw her blood. I was in the waiting and heard 2 of her jungle cat full throttle screams. I of course partly feel bad for her but also partly shake my head because they're so sweet there and would never hurt her. Of course she comes out with a bandage- it was cute- pink with purple hearts. She milked her getting "tortured" for the rest of the night- sulking and of course I babied her. :LOL:
                                   
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                                    :LOL::LOL::LOL: Jungle cat full throttle screams!!! I love that.....Lemmy does the same thing. And, yes I babied him as well!!
                                     
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                                    I am glad he is ok.
                                     
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                                    I apologized to the vet tech for the resistance and she just said with a smile "that's ok, that's the sphynx in her". :LOL::LOL:
                                     
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                                    Glad Lemmy is feeling better now.:ThumbsUp:
                                     
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                                    Glad to hear that Lemmy is ok :ThumbsUp: