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I think he ate a sharp bone and is bleeding internally - he…

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I think he ate...

I think he ate a sharp bone and is bleeding internally - he puked up a lot of blood and won't eat anything. Is there anything that can be done?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Sorry a St. Bernard dog

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

Yes he is our pet

Veterinarian's Assistant: The Expert will know if the St. Bernard will be able to digest that. What is the St. Bernard's name and age?

Ziggy and he is almost 8

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ziggy?

I can't think of anything - he has had no heath issues ever. He is getting slower, since he is getting old

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

I am quite concerned about your lad!

I have to say that if Ziggy ate a sharp bone and he is vomiting blood, we need to get him seen urgently without delay. Bones can be surgically removed and if it has damaged the stomach this can be assessed and the tissues closed or removed to avoid the risk of his perforating his stomach. And if we intervene quickly, even an older dog can recover without long term issues. So, since we don't want him suffering here as he sounds to be if he won't eat, we need him seen now either for surgery or to humanely let him go so that he doesn't risk perforating his stomach.

In this situation, to find a local ER vet, you can check @ http://www.vetlocator.com/ or https://www.veccs.org/facility-directory/

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank-you. We weren't sure if it could be fixed or not
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

You are very welcome, my dear.

It can be and even perforated stomachs can be if we act quickly (but of course we want to head that off if we can since perforation of course would make the prognosis more guarded).

Best wishes for you both,

Dr. B.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. B.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
All is good. Don’t need anything further
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Good morning,

That is great news that all is well.

If you do leave a rating (using the stars or giving a written rating of 1-5; 5 being great) so that I am credited for my aid, the system should be able to close this question for you.

All the best,

Dr. B.

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