Orchard House Veterinary Centre

Pregnant bitch


Priority rating – High Priority

Your dog needs to visit us in the next 12 hours unless we advise you that it is OK to wait longer – Telephone 01434 607677

We are opening hours are 8.30am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 1pm Saturday. Please phone for an appointment.


  • If it is day time contact us now. If it is the evening, and there is no change in your dog’s condition, it is probably safe to wait until the morning.
  • Situations can change. Keep a close eye on your dog. If there is any deterioration or new symptoms appear, contact us immediately.
  • If your dog has any other symptoms follow the series of questions for each symptom. See us in the shortest time recommended.
  • If any of the symptoms are not listed contact us.
  • Well done! you’ve stopped the bleeding.
  • Keep a close eye on your dog for the next few hours. Bleeding is likely to restart from the same area if the dog knocks itself or it gets excited.
  • It is important to take your dog for a check-up to rule out abnormalities that can cause bleeding from the mouth.


  • Bleeding from the mouth is commonly due to injuries, but can also be a sign of medical problems like a clotting disorder or gut damage.
  • If the bleeding starts again, it could lead to shock and dehydration.
  • Wounds in this area can cause severe infection.
  • There may also be damage to underlying tissues and structures that aren’t immediately obvious.
  • Immediate veterinary care is essential if the bleeding starts again.

Dogs should be on leads attached to a harness (in the car) or collar.