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Urgent advice please - Dog vomiting blood

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cravingcake Mon 27-May-13 20:36:20

Our almost 9 year old cocker spaniel has started vomiting blood this evening. Over the last 2 hours he's been sick 3 times, just liquidy bright red blood. He's curled up in his bed right now but this is normal behaviour for him for this time of day and he's getting up to follow us to the kitchen, which is normal.

We are trying to rule out what it may be, we have been walking this morning in fields (a normal place we go and very popular dog walking area) where he was off lead so could have picked something up - would it take this long to start affecting him? We do also have a toddler so there is a chance he's picked up some of our son's food (which include grapes and raisins today).

We have a younger cocker spaniel too who has been fine, and definitely eating our toddlers food.

So just wondering if its worth calling an emergency vet tonight, or just keeping an eye on him and phoning them in the morning.

OhThisIsJustGrape Mon 27-May-13 20:39:40

I think you should call your vet, they will be able to advise you as to whether your dog needs to be seen tonight.

Vomiting blood would concern me greatly if I'm honest.

Are you insured?

digerd Mon 27-May-13 20:42:57

I know only of one 7 year-old Westie, that started vomitting blood and he died. In older humans it is a sign of a burst stomach artery which is life threatening. But if he is walking about now as normal, this would not be the case.
If it were me I would be calling the Emergency Vet, just incase.
Good Luck.

Wrongmoreoftenthannot Mon 27-May-13 20:46:02

Call the vet. Hopefully it's just an ulcerated tummy but they will need to put your dog on a drip and a course of antibiotics. We went through the same thing with our dog recently. Good luck

Awks Mon 27-May-13 20:46:48

I would too, you wont sleep for worry anyway so call the vet. hope you are both ok

BCBG Mon 27-May-13 20:48:06

Vet as well. asap. Possibly eaten a baited rodent. Hope you have done it already tbh sad

That would scare the shit out of me, to be honest. Please ring your vet and let us know how he gets on x

catsdogsandbabies Mon 27-May-13 20:49:56

I am a vet and you need to be seen out of hours. Not normal for just picking something up. Grapes and raisins are toxic and other serious conditions need to be ruled out.

OhThisIsJustGrape Mon 27-May-13 22:02:51

Any news OP? Hope poor doggy is ok sad

cravingcake Tue 28-May-13 09:42:14

Thank you all for your advice. Our dog has been fine overnight and bouncing around like normal this morning. We are keeping a very close eye on him though.

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