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I went home from work and found my boxer mix dog bleeding profusely from the rectum. What could cause this. Did not see any injuries or anything . He was lying under the porch when we found him. He was also becoming lethargic.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Bleeding as you've described can result from ingestion of an anticoagulant rodenticide such as d-CON, thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count) or other coagulopathies such as hemophilia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA, trauma, or a bleeding tumor (unlikely at his age).
If you've already had him attended to and have questions about his diagnosis or care, feel free to return to our conversation at your convenience.
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