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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today.Very rarely do dogs cut themselves by chewing on bones in such a fashion that they need emergency care. We usually recommend allowing them to drink some cold water (ice cubes are fine, too) to reduce the blood flow to that area and allow the area to clot. We can see small cuts under the tongue, around the gum line and so forth. This typically resides quickly, but it can take some time for larger cuts because the mouth is very vascular.I would wait at least 30 minutes before becoming concerned if this is a minor bleed.If, however, he actively has flowing blood from his mouth, I'd head to the ER promptly, as its likely he's lacerated a larger vessel that may need to be ligated to stop the bleeding. Again, this is very rare in dogs and it doesn't sound like that is what you're describing.
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