Red mucous membranes differentials


In this interview at the Fetch dvm360® conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, Walter Brown, RVTg, VTS, ECC, outlined a list of differentials for when dogs present with red mucous membranes.

During this dvm360® interview, Walter Brown, RVTg, VTS, ECC, explained how he goes about diagnosing a canine presenting with red mucous membranes. He shared a list of possible causes plus those that can be ruled out.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:

Walter Brown, RVTg, VTS, ECC: There's a relatively short list of differentials for red mucous membranes. I always tell my technicians whenever you see those red mucous membranes when a patient presents you should often put sepsis at the top of your list for ruling out. Other conditions that can lead to these red mucous membranes are things like arsenic if . . . a dog [is exposed to arsenic cyanide], carbon monoxide is also one of the ones that we often see with red mucous membranes.

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