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cut on our dogs top of our dogs nose wont stop bleeding. What

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cut on our dogs top of our dogs nose won't stop bleeding. What do we do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP replied 6 years ago.

Thank you for your question. Poor guy.

 

You can try placing an ice cube in a dish towel or washcloth and gently applying pressure.

 

If you have a nasal decongestant spray, placing a small amount of that on the cotton ball and applying pressure to the wound may cause blood vessel contraction and decrease bleeding.

 

Pet stores carry a styptic powder that may help.

 

If your dog has an underlying coag disease, he may have difficulty clotting.

 

Please let me know if you need more assistance.

Sincerely,

Dr. Devlin

Expert:  Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP replied 6 years ago.
Has it stopped bleeding? Do you have any other questions?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes, it had stopped bleeding as soon as the styptic powder was applied. We thought it was going to be in stick form like the ones guys get for shaving cuts.
Thanks for the suggestions,
The Lunas
Expert:  Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP replied 6 years ago.
Oh, I'm so glad. Happy New Year!
Sincerely,
Dr. Devlin
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