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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.
What to do next
- 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.
What could be the problem?
- 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.