Contact a veterinary hospital ASAP if bleeding doesn’t stop or recurs
- First thing you should do is keep your dog still and calm. Encourage them to lower their head. Wrap an ice pack with a towel and apply gentle pressure on the bridge of the nose. Wait five minutes.
- If the bleeding has stopped, you can monitor at home. If the bleeding does not stop or the bleeding resumes, you need to contact your regular veterinary hospital. If they are closed, it is probably safe to wait until morning.
- Monitor your dog closely for any new symptoms or changes in behavior. If the dog becomes very lethargic or the bleeding worsens, contact an emergency veterinary hospital right away.
- If you are going to the vet soon (i.e. within 12 hours), do not feed your dog, as some diagnostics and medications are more effective if your dog has an empty stomach.