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No specific treatment is available for petechiae, ecchymosis, or bruising; it solely depends on the underlying cause. However, in severe cases, your dog may need to be hospitalized, where he will be hydrated and possibly given a blood or platelet transfusion to overcome the crisis.
It is important you do not self-medicate the dog, as it may further exacerbate the problem. Consult a veterinarian and notify him or her if any untoward symptoms, such as subcutaneous hemorrhaging, should occur. Also, minimize the dog's activity level to avoid injury or trauma, which may lead to further bleeding problems.
A cell that aids in clotting
Small purple or red spots on an animal’s skin; due to a small hemorrhage
Protein found in the urine
Found underneath the dermis
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A small hemorrhage
A special type of tissue that exudes mucus
The type of female hormone produced in the ovaries that contributes to sex drive and female characteristics
Blood in the urine
Relating to a disease of unknown origin, which may or may not have arisen spontaneously
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature
A patch of bleeding beneath the skin; a bruise