Puppy's paws, ears, gums lose color when she sleeps

It's been around 68-72 degrees. But she usually sleeps on me so she's warm.

Her name is Cinnabun.
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Just remembered the Vet didn't do a blood test. The vet thought she looked fine, but her paws, gums, ears were nice and pink by the time we were at the vet. The results I'm waiting for are just stool.
I guess I should go again to have them do a blood test.

Did the vet check for a heart murmur during the physical exam?

You should talk to the breeder? Who did you get her from?

The vet did check her heart with the stethoscope. She checked her hips, heart, stool, temperature and all that seemed fine.
I was scheduled to go Wednesday for one of her vaccinations, but maybe I should go tomorrow to have them do a blood test.

I got her from Midge Greenlee of Serengeti kennel.

My first guess is that maybe she has Anemia.. but I'm not sure that explains her extremities getting their color back then it disapearing.
Even when her paws/ears lose color, they're still pretty warm I think.

You should just call and talk to Midge, I am sure she can put your fears to rest… and if they are staying warm, I would not be concerned. You went to a good breeder that raises nice pups... I would bet that she is doesn't have anemia, but that all is fine.

Who is the sire and dam of your puppy? Think you will find that she has relatives here on the forum. My first boy, so many years ago was sired by one of Midge's Boys....

Serengeti Colby is the father and mother is Ch. Serengeti Hot Tip.

Yeah I'm not super concerned because she acts pretty normal(but this is my first puppy, last was a rescue).
I sent the breeder an email since it doesn't seem urgent.

I probably should go to the vet and have a blood test done..

I know pale paws/gums can mean something really bad, but she doesn't seem to show other symptoms of something bad.

@innociv:

Serengeti Colby is the father and mother is Ch. Serengeti Hot Tip.

Yeah I'm not super concerned because she acts pretty normal(but this is my first puppy, last was a rescue).
I sent the breeder an email since it doesn't seem urgent.

I probably should go to the vet and have a blood test done..

I know pale paws/gums can mean something really bad, but she doesn't seem to show other symptoms of something bad.

Again, I would not be too concerned… but if worried, just call Midge... and you will get the answers you need... in my opinion.... with puppies, not the same as adults that might show the same conditions

Cinnabun is lovely, what a nice blaze she has.

Let us know if you find out anything more.

Now she's getting dead skin on her ears and paws. 😞 I'll have to take her in again.

Hi Innociv, your puppy and my girl, Zoni are pretty closely related through your puppy's dam. It is just some little flakes or is it something more significant? Zoni had some flakey skin on her ear once when she got a yeast infection but it went away with a little treatment. Hopefully it is nothing serious.

She is a very pretty pup, hopefully she doesn't have anything major going on. If you are in the Tampa area, join us at dog Park some Sunday, we usually have 12 to 18 basenjis and would love to meet Miss Cinnabon.

She is a very pretty little girl. Hope all is well good luck.

Rita Jean

@innociv:

Now she's getting dead skin on her ears and paws. 😞 I'll have to take her in again.

Did you call Midge?

Tanza, I didn't call Midge since it didn't seem urgent then, I sent her an email last week and haven't gotten a response yet.

Mac, thanks! I'm not usually around Tampa though. I live at south Orlando.

@Nemo:

Hi Innociv, your puppy and my girl, Zoni are pretty closely related through your puppy's dam. It is just some little flakes or is it something more significant? Zoni had some flakey skin on her ear once when she got a yeast infection but it went away with a little treatment. Hopefully it is nothing serious.

The dead skin on her ear I scraped off and there was blood on some parts afterwards. On her paws it is light flaking, it doesn't look serious like frostbite looks or anything, but seems odd for a puppy. She also bites at her paws.

Maybe she is having an allergic reaction to something? Has there been a change in food or anything recently?

@innociv:

Tanza, I didn't call Midge since it didn't seem urgent then, I sent her an email last week and haven't gotten a response yet.

Mac, thanks! I'm not usually around Tampa though. I live at south Orlando.

The dead skin on her ear I scraped off and there was blood on some parts afterwards. On her paws it is light flaking, it doesn't look serious like frostbite looks or anything, but seems odd for a puppy. She also bites at her paws.

Almost sounds like a food allergy? Have you changed the food? And chance she could have been bitten by a spider or some other critter? Red Ants?

Or maybe some new cleaning products, something new in/on the carpet/floors?

She's alright. The dead skin was just from some infection.

And Midge says the losing color when they sleep happens with some of them, especially puppies.

Glad everything is ok with your little Cinnabun.

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