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:
    • How long has your pet been bleeding?
    • How much blood is there?
  • Your veterinarian may:
    • Examine the mouth and teeth
    • Make sure there are no foreign objects trapped in it
  • Your dog may require:
    • Sedation for the procedure
    • A dental cleaning or dental x-rays
    • Oral medications you will administer at home (pain relievers, antibiotics)