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Dog and Puppy First Aid: Internal Bleeding

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Internal bleeding is a life-threatening condition, but it is not obvious like external bleeding.  Internal bleeding occurs inside the body and will not be seen.


1. History of trauma
2. Swelling in an area of the body
3. Coughing up/ vomiting blood
4. Visible bleeding from ears, nose or mouth
5. Dog is pale and cool to the touch

If any of these signs are evident, the pet should be immediately transported to a veterinary facility for professional help.

Remember: internal bleeding is not visible on the outside.