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Q. Hi my dog refuses to eat and her gums have turned white I think she's dieing. She is 20 yes old and she is looseing a lot of wait can I do it myself.

A. 20 years is an enormous age for a dog, and you obviously took care of her very well. Take her to a veterinarian for an exam and treatment according to the exam result. It does sound like your dog's circulatory system is failing, or there may be internal bleeding, and the fact that she is not eating does not help. Should she indeed be dying, it is the kindest favor you can do to her to have her humanely euthanised by a vet. Keep her warm in a blanket on the way to the veterinarian.

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DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM

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