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Prolonged continual bleeding from a cut or puncture wound may mean that a major artery or vein has been damaged. Calm the animal and apply pressure to the area. Bandaging can be dangerous to an animal's circulation if not done correctly. It is okay to bandage an area of bleeding temporarily but if the bleeding doesn't stop and a bandage is left in place it can result in the swelling of paws or legs causing more damage. A tight bandage should NOT stay in place more than 1 hour. Excessive bleeding may mean that the animal is suffering from some other medical condition or poisoning.

Bleeding from the nose or mouth, blood in the urine, stool, or vomit suggests a serious condition and the animal should be taken to the veterinarian immediately.

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