As a dog owner, it is important to know some of the reasons why your pup may need to go to the emergency room. Trouble breathing, severe pain or trauma, and the inability to urinate are all reasons to take your dog to see a vet immediately.
Bleeding is another reason because large amounts of blood loss can be life-threatening, especially internal bleeding which can be difficult for owners to identify. Certain types of tumors like hemangiosarcomas are known to cause internal bleeding when they rupture. This is called a hemoabdomen and is one of the reasons why you would need to bring your dog into the emergency room. What are some things you need to know to help your dog if he has a hemangiosarcoma?