Priority: Immediate


  • This is an emergency.
  • Contact your veterinarian or after-hours emergency care facility immediately.

Symptom Considerations

  • Amount of blood lost is the main concern.
  • If there is a lot of blood, your dog should be seen by your veterinarian as soon as possible.
  • Some questions to prepare for:
    • When did this start?
    • How much blood is there?
  • Your veterinarian may:
    • Examine your pet, including the abdomen and the lungs
    • Run blood work to check red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets
    • Check a stool sample for parasites
  • Your dog may require:
    • Sedation for the procedure
    • Chest x-rays
    • Oral medications you will administer at home (pain relievers, antibiotics)