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My dog vomit blood it seem bright red

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My dog vomit blood it seem bright red
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Hematemesis (vomiting blood) should always be considered a danger sign for serious disease and attended to at your earliest convenience. While simple vomiting can rupture fragile capillaries in the stomach lining at any age, at Lady's advanced age we need to be concerned about a bleeding solid tumor such as an adenocarcinoma or infiltrative malignancy in her gastrointestinal tract such as lymphoma. Severe inflammatory bowel disease, severe bacterial and viral infections, foreign body irritation, and bleeding disorders such as an anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning and thrombocytopenia (low blood platelets) should also be considered. Are there other symptoms that might help clarify why hematemesis exists - drinking more than usual, anorexia, weight loss, diarrhea? How long has Lady been vomiting, please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She just started to throw up today and now I noticed my other dog threw up today also
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There was no blood in his throw up
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can it be just a virus
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the additional information. I'm pleased to hear that there's no blood in your second dog's vomit. Yes, there is a circovirus that can cause vomiting in adult dogs but it's not a common infection. If two dogs are vomiting in the house, I would suspect something both of them ingested - something new, inappropriate, spoiled, or perhaps a non-food item. In such a case, fasting for 12 hours and discarding anything you think was the problem - a new package of food, e.g. - should suffice.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Lady. How is everything going?
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