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My dog just had a splenectomy and there is some spotting of

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My dog just had a splenectomy and there is some spotting of blood from incision after laying on it. Is this normal?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today.

Friend, there should not be any active bleeding from the incision; this is not normal. I would have her checked by ER veterinarian tonight, do not wait.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I called the er vet and they told me just to keep an eye on it.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

I have to respectfully ***** ***** ER veterinarian. Oozing blood from the incision could be a sign of internal bleeding. Certainly, there could be some bleeding from the actual incision. But, being a splenectomy patient you really do Not want to assume and keep an eye on it, this could be fatal for your dog. Best to be on the side of caution.