Possible Causes: Car accident, animal fight, fall, severe wound, clotting problem, immune problem, rat bait poisoning.
Some wounds may not bleed but still require attention. Keep the wound clean and see a veterinarian.
Arterial bleeding is an immediately life threatening situation. Arterial blood will be bright red and will bleed in spurts, be difficult to stop, and requires immediate veterinary attention.
- For any type of bleeding, place a clean cloth or sterile gauze over the injured area.
- Apply direct pressure for at least 5 – 7 minutes to stop bleeding. Don’t apply a tourniquet unless absolutely necessary.