In this article, we will be taking a look at how to stop a bleeding tumor on a dog quickly and easily. There is nothing worse than seeing your dog in pain and we have seen a number of people asking for ways to stop a tumor on their dog from bleeding.
Although we feel the best route to take is seek advice from your local veterinarian as soon as possible these methods can be used a quick and easy, short-term solution.
How To Stop A Bleeding Tumor On A Dog
If a dog tumor won’t stop bleeding then many dog owners tend to instantly panic thinking it is the end of the world. Although a small number of bleeding tumors will require attention from your local veterinarian, the majority of them can be treat and healed at home.
In our opinion, the best way to quickly and easily clot a bleeding tumor on your dog at home on the cheap is to use a high-quality veterinary tape. Chances are if you take your dog to see your local veterinary due to a bleeding tumor, all they will do is apply some veterinary tape but charge you much more than it would cost to do it yourself.
As there are different widths and lengths of veterinary tape available on the market pricey can vary vastly. That said, you can pick up a decent sized roll for under the $10 mark on Amazon.
Simply apply it to the affected area on your dog and let its self-adherent properties keep it in place. You may have to put multiple layers on to help stop the bleeding, if you can see blood seeping through the tape then you haven’t put enough on.
Due to the base layer of the tape becoming wet from the bleeding tumor on your dog, the tape should come of without issue. If for some reason it doesn’t, simply add some warm water to it and it should peel off quickly and easily once the bleeding has stopped.
Another popular way to quickly and easily stop your dog’s tumor from bleeding is to take advantage of a quick clotting sponge or bandage.
Although they are extremely effective at stopping the blood flow, the active ingredients change from product to product. Although the vast majority of quick clot products will be fine to use on your dog, always check with the manufacturer.
Just apply the quick clot to the affected area on your dog and keep it in place for the specified duration on the side of the packaging. Different products required different durations so always be sure to read the product packaging to know the ideal time frame.
As there is usually no self-adherent properties on a quick clot bandage you should be able to quickly and easily take it off your dog once the bleeding has stopped. If the tumor on your dog is close to your dog’s eyes then we would not recommend that you use a quick clot product as some of the active ingredients in some products can have a negative effect on eyes.
Extra Large Plasters
Next up, we have the good old band-aid, the best part is, most people already have spare band-aids around their house that they will be able to use.
The larger size band-aids would be preferred but depending on the size of your dog’s tumor or the size of the cut causing the bleed a smaller size band-aid will probably be fine.
Simply apply the band-aid to the tumor on the location that is bleeding. Multiple band-aids may be required to stop the bleeding so keep on applying them until the blood stops seeping through.
The band-aids are quick and easy to remove too but you can add a little warm water to them to help with the process if they stick in your dog’s fur. Chances are
An Old T-Shirt
Rather than dressing the wound up, some people will simply put an old t-shirt on their do in an attempt to protect it from knocking their tumor again and causing it to bleed more. There is a high chance most tumors will stop bleeding on their own so adding this layer of protection can help prevent further bleeds or damage. Obviously, this does depend on the location of your dog’s tumor but it can be an effective way to help protect it and prevent further bleeds.
Get To The Local Veterinarians
Sometimes, no matter what you try, the tumor on your dog simply won’t stop bleeding. This could be down to the type of tumor it is or the location of the rupture in the surface of the tumor. Either way, it is highly recommended that you seek advice from your local veterinarian as soon as possible.
They will be able to examine your dog and decide if it needs to have an operation to have the tumor removed or if a simple stitch in glue application to the tumor will be enough to stop the bleed.
Keep Bedding Clean
If your dog has a bleeding tumor it is highly recommended that you do everything in your power to keep its bedding as clean as possible. This may even involve providing fresh bedding each day or laying a clean sheet over your dog’s bed each morning. The blood on your dog’s bed can attract parasites and bacteria that may end up infecting the open wound on the tumor and causing an infection in your pet dog.