Possible Causes: HBC, animal fight, severe wound, rat poisoning, bleeding disorder

Action Steps:

  • Arterial bleeding is life-threatening.
    Compression bandage.  Immediate veterinary attention.

  • Direct pressure over the wound with a clean cloth or sterile gauze for 5 - 7 minutes.

  • Do NOT apply a tourniquet unless absolutely necessary.


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Arterial hemorrhage with compression bandage