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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Took my puppy to the vet to be fixed and she panicked and

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Took my puppy to the vet to be fixed and she panicked and threw up. Blood came out her nose. They never touched her. She stayed overnight. Now she wont eat or drink and is having breathing problems. Help???
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. This is a curious happening. I can envision her blood pressure rising when panicked and capillaries then bursting in her nose but after calming down she should have normalized rather than becoming anorexic. She might remain dyspneic (difficult breathing) if a significant amount of blood remained in her nasal passages.

Alternatively, she suffers from a bleeding dyscrasia - an anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning , thrombocytopenia (decreased blood platelets), or perhaps hemophilia. Can you tell me, please, if any testing for bleeding disorders has been performed? May I have an update on your puppy, please?

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin