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Common Hazards

Blood loss

My pet has had an accident and is bleeding heavily – what should I do?

If your pet is losing a lot of blood he or she should see a vet straightaway. Stopping the blood loss is vital to prevent shock and stabilise your pet.  

If you find yourself in this situation, cover the site of blood loss with a clean towel or cloth and apply firm but not excessive pressure. Bring your pet to the vet immediately.