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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 45 years of experience
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This morning he has started peeing and vomiting blood, not

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This morning he has started peeing and vomiting blood
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: not that we know of, his food hasn't changed
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Hercules and 5 yo
JA: How old is Hercules?
Customer: 5 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Hercules?
Customer: not that I can think of
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Hercules. Bleeding from more than one orifice suggests a clotting defect such as is seen with an anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning, thrombocytopenia (lack of blood platelets) due to a tick-borne infection or it can be idiopathic (unknown cause), and, less commonly, with immune mediated hemolytic anemia. Whatever the cause, these are life-threatening danger signs which should prompt having Hercules attended to by a vet at your earliest convenience. A thorough physical exam including a complete blood count/platelet count must be part of the diagnostics performed on Hercules.

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