Internal bleeding may not show any signs at times, but it is very dangerous.
Internal bleeding in dogs can occur due to many different causes. Dogs that are not taken to the vet often lose their lives because of internal bleeding that is not seen from the outside because they are often thought not to have suffered from an accident. For this reason, if your dog has fallen from a high, if a vehicle has hit a dog or has suffered any kind of shock, you should absolutely refer to your veterinarian, even if there is no visible injury to your body.
Factors causing Internal bleeding in dogs
Internal bleeding is a life-threatening condition, is given when blood accumulates in body cavities or tissues. Internal bleeding in dogs can occur depending on the following factors:
- Traffic accident
- Falling from high
- Liver diseases
- Stomach diseases
- Ovarian cysts in female dogs
- Cancer tumors
- The use of certain medications
Indications of internal bleeding
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, Internal bleeding in dogs may show no signs at times. Sometimes, however, the following symptoms indicate internal bleeding in the dog;
- Nausea and vomiting (especially dark vomiting)
- Loss of balance
- Loss of consciousness
- Bloody or dark brown or even black stool
- Bloody urine
- Blood coming from mouth, nose or ear
- Blood spitting or bloody cough
- Weight loss
The indications we have mentioned above may be indicative of internal bleeding at different points of the dog’s body. Therefore, if your dog has one or more of these symptoms, you should go to the vet without losing any time.
How to treat internal bleeding
The veterinarian will follow a treatment according to the amount and condition of the bleeding of the dog. The first step in this treatment is usually to give blood clotting drugs to stop the bleeding. Then, using different methods such as ultrasonography, x-ray and colonoscopy, the physician will focus on identifying the organs of the bleeding and treating the damage in this area. In some cases, the veterinarian may have to resort to surgical intervention in order to correct the damage in the organs.
We want to share an important piece of information with you while we finish writing; Most of the dogs involved in traffic accidents may not lose their lives if they are taken away by the veterinarian immediately by the driver who made the accident instead of being abandoned.
According to the legislation, which is in force in the near future in our country, if the person who used the vehicle has taken a pet, the cost of the treatment is covered by the insurance. Of course, we do not want anybody to live like this, but if you hike a dog or a municipality with your car, thinking “how can not it be saved” and going back to your life will cause a long and painful death.
However, taking the injured animal to the veterinarian can prevent death due to internal bleeding or other reasons, and it will have no burden on you as it will pay for the cascade.