Jaundice in Dogs
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Jaundice in Dogs

The yellow pigment that shows up on a dog’s skin, gums, white area of the eyes, and ear flaps are called yellow jaundice or icterus.

Yellow jaundice is the result of too much yellow pigment that travels through a dog’s blood and body tissue.

On darker dogs, it may be less noticeable than dogs with lighter fur, lighter gums, or lighter skin pigment.

A high concentration of bilirubin in the causation of the yellow discoloration, commonly associated with jaundice (or icterus), within the mucous membranes of the gums and genitals.

The result of which is a serious breakdown of hemoglobin, which is present in red blood cells (RBCs).

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