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    Default Nose bleed........help!!!!

    I took Bailey out for a drive this morning .....early so it was still cool and then popped into the kennels to give her a quick swim.

    Well.......got straight out the car and went to open the back door and SHE HAD A NOSE BLEED?!

    Is this normal?
    Whats the cause?
    Have your dogs had them?
    What can I do to help/stop them?

    This is the first time and its freaking me out a little! Have no credit on my phone so I am waiting for OH to get home to ring the vet. If it is urgent I can drive there tho. Is it URGENT?

    Its was only a little trickle so not too bad and it stopped straight away.

    Any advice/help/explanation would be great!

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    I've never come across this
    Did she bump her nose on anything??
    If it was me I would keep an close eye on her and if she started acting funny or it started again then I would take her to the vet.

    Hpoefully someone else came be more helpful

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    No she didnt bump it on anything Im keeping a VERY VERY close eye on her.

    Thanks Bordeaux.

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    Also wanted to add (so I dont have to start a new thread) that she is VERY SKINNY at the moment.....she looks horrible!

    She is eating plenty....because of the milk she has food available 24/7 and she IS eating it!

    Called the vet about this and they said she is fine it is only cos she is lactating. Could this have something to do with the nose bleed?

    I just took some pics then...........











    Sorry they aren't the best quality but more worried about being able to see her ribs and spine in the pics clearly.

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    No idea about that, could you call the vet and ask maybe?

    As for the weight I think I've read some where of people feeding devils balls to help put weight on. (I'm going to look it up coz I could be waaaayyyyy off)
    Last edited by Bordeaux; 02-12-2010 at 01:52 PM.

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    Found it, I was close they're called satin balls.

    Satin Balls

    SATIN BALLS RECIPE

    10 pounds hamburger meat [the cheapest kind]
    1 lg box of Weet bix [for the right vitamin & mineral balance]
    1 lg box oatmeal
    1 jar of wheat germ
    1 1/4 cup veg oil
    1 1/4 cup of unflavored molasses
    10 raw eggs
    10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
    pinch of salt

    Mix all ingredients together, much like you would a meatloaf. Divide into 10 quart freezer bags and freeze. Thaw as needed.


    Satin Balls

    1 pound raw hamburger
    one raw egg,
    1/4 cup wheat germ,
    1/4 cup of molasses and
    1/4 cup of Total cereal together.

    Mix all ingredients together and form into 1 cup balls and freeze.

    Feed one ball per day, thawed.

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    Is this ok to feed if she is lactating? Perhaps it had it in the recipe?


    Also looked up nose bleeds and its appears it mainly comes from trauma, repeated sneezing caused by allergies, foreign bodies in the nose etc, nasal mites, dental abscesses, Erlichiosis disease, exposure to poison or feeding them too much aspirin.

    Well Bailey doesnt have mites, foreign body (that I can see), hasnt been subjected to poisons and hasnt been sneezing. All of the above causes where based on a dog that has regular nose bleeds.

    Thanks for the recipe Bordeaux

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    I get nosebleeds from time to time, but especially in summer when it's very hot, or if I get a cold and blow my nose a lot.

    I just wait for it to stop, usually head down so the blood doesn't go down the back of my throat or interfere with breathing.

    I'd say you could judge by the quantity of blood. Less than a thimbleful - no big deal. Half a cup - start to worry. And I bled that much or more when I head butt a hockey ball. I did go see a doctor for that one but it took 8 hours waiting around in Emergency ward, sigh. And then they xrayed the snoz - said it was broken and sent me home with the same sterri strips the first aid girl had applied at the hockey ground. Sigh.

    I waited a couple of days and went back out and played more hockey with a rattle in my head (urk).

    We used to get horses with the occasional nose bleed too - mostly from hot weather and exercise. If it wasn't very much blood we didn't worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed View Post
    Is this ok to feed if she is lactating? Perhaps it had it in the recipe?
    Not sure, but if you google Satin balls theres heaps of info

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    Hi JTDNTB, When dogs have nose bleed for no apparent reason, to help stop the bleed, wrap a pack of frozen veg in a tea towel or similar and hold against the nose until the bleeding stops.
    It might be just a one off!
    If she suffers another nose bleed, I would be getting to the vet for some tests!

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