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My dog is bleeding from s mouth - bright red blood - lots of

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my dog is bleeding from his mouth - bright red blood - lots of it.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it appears as though he cut his lip - we don't know how
Expert:  Jess K replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your dog! For the moment, I would get an ice pack or bag of frozen vegetables, wrap in a thin towel, and use it to apply pressure to the wound. This will help constrict the blood vessels and help clotting begin.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
we tried that he won't let us keep it on his mouth.
Expert:  Jess K replied 9 months ago.

Then you are going to have to take him in to your vet, or an emergency vet. If it is bleeding heavily, it is likely going to need stitches. Where on his mouth is the wound?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
the wound is on the right side of his mouth
Expert:  Jess K replied 9 months ago.

On the outside of the lip? inside the mouth?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it appears just inside the edge of his lip.
Expert:  Jess K replied 9 months ago.

If he is fighting you and getting away from you, you may need to take a towel or blanket and wrap him like a burrito in it, so that he cannot escape you while you apply pressure to the area, and then as I said, if it is actively bleeding heavily, then he needs to get to the vet. If the wound is on the inside of his lip, it may be harder for it to clot on its own at home because it is going to be constantly getting wet from the saliva in his mouth!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Where is an emergency wet in Bolingbrook or at least near and open on Sunday?
Expert:  Jess K replied 9 months ago.

Bolingbrook illinois?

Expert:  Jess K replied 9 months ago.

There is one in Lisle, IL: (###) ###-####/p>

http://emergencyvetlisle.com/

Expert:  Jess K replied 9 months ago.

Also:

VCA Aurora at(###) ###-####- 2600 West Galena; Aurora

VCA Arboretum View at(###) ###-####-***** Downers Grove

Expert:  Jess K replied 9 months ago.

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If you do not, please take a moment to click and RATE our conversation so we can know if you were satisfied with your service and I can get credit for helping to answer your question. Thank you and good luck!

Expert:  Jess K replied 9 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Jessica Keay

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