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My dog had a jugular blood draw yesterday, and developed a

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My dog had a jugular blood draw yesterday, and developed a hematoma at the site. She does have a bleeding disorder. I brought her back to the vet after ice at home did not help. He gave her a vitamin K injection, and wrapped the area. The area is probably 8x10 inches!! He also gave me some vitamin K capsules for the next couple of days. My question is how long will it take for the area to clear up, and is there anything else I can do to help? She is a 12 year old chow/corgi mix
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

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CriticalCareVet :

What bleeding disorder does she have?

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
Hi there,

You seem to be offline.

Above you write, "My dog had a jugular blood draw yesterday, and developed a hematoma at the site. She does have a bleeding disorder"

I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX the bleeding disorder was not known already...

A dog with a bleeding disorder should never have a jugular stick!

With that said, a hematoma that develops will take several days in some cases to resolve.

You can warm compress the area, 10 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day to help.

Please reply when you come back online!
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
She had blood tests done before surgery 3 years ago (same vet) and I was told her clotting time was prolonged. Was told most likely genetic.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
Then a jugular stick here should NOT be done!!!
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
thank you very much. I'll try the warm compresses, and be sure he NEVER sticks her in the neck again!! He tried several times on the foreleg and could not get a vein.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
Glad to help and good luck!
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