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What we are going to do now is have a look at gum colour. In human first aid terms, you can look to see if someone's, their skin is pale or their capillary refill is low. With dogs covered in hair, it is very, very difficult. So we do look at their gum colour. If you have a look at Ella now, what we can do is just peel back her lips and you can see the colour of her gums. See it is a nice bright pinky red colour, it's quite a lot of colour into it. That is because she has got good circulation. You would also peel her lips back and have a look and also open her mouth a little bit and have a look at her tongue. Again, it is all same colour. Now, that is deemed to be normal for her. Again, this is where taking a photo of it can be a really good idea. Now, where there can be problems will be is if that colour changes. If it goes very, very pale, this could indicate that she has a circulatory problem or maybe she is going into shock.

If it is going a dark browner colour, it could indicate there is some kind of toxin. Also, sometimes if there is a gas, then they can be really, really bright red that can indicate another toxin, maybe carbon monoxide. But generally, what you need to do is have a look at those and it is another one of the indicators we have, another sign we can look at, that would tell us whether she has got a problem or not.