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Internal Bleeding in a Dog: Lucy’s Sudden Weakness

Internal Bleeding in a Dog: Lucy’s Sudden Weakness

Blood loss for any reason is bad news. With external bleeding, at least you see it. When your dog is bleeding internally, how can you tell? Think about what blood does–it caries nutrients and oxygen to all tissues in the body. Symptoms of blood loss, then, reflect the lack of oxygen and include: pale mucus membranes (e.g. gums) panting lethargy…

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Is Blood in Stool an Emergency?

Is Blood in Stool an Emergency?

Blood belongs in blood vessels and has no business being anywhere else. That includes external bleeding, internal bleeding, blood in vomit or blood in feces. Blood in your dog’s poop does call for veterinary attention. It may or may not be an emergency. What causes blood in your dog’s poop? Bright red–fresh blood–results from a bleed in the large intestine…

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Is Dog Bleeding an Emergency?

Is Dog Bleeding an Emergency?

Severe or continuous bleeding is always an emergency. Substantial blood loss can lead to shock, collapse, and death. This is no laughing matter. The smaller the dog and the faster the blood loss, the more your dog’s life is at stake. There are, of course, situations when your dog might get a little nick or cut, where bleeding is minimal…

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