Medea has a small fatty tumor on her head...it is bleeding. What can I do until I can get ahold of the vet? They are closed for their dinner break.
I would try a warm compress. Take a wash cloth and run it under warm water and squeeze out excess H20. Press on sore. If nothing else it will feel good to him.
I agree, a warm compress may help. Please let us know how she is doing.
Thanks guys..I did get to talk to the vet, and since it was storming here ans she had squeezed herself under the coffee table, we think she had rubbed it (it's right on top of her head) and that's what started it bleeding. Not gushing or anything like that, but bleeding a little more than I thought was normal.
They said if it contiunes, then she would need to be seen but if it stopped and didn't start again, that it wouldn't be necessary as she goes in in a week and a half anyway.
I guess I was concerned because it hadn't bled like that before.
Since warmth tends to dilate vessels, warm compresses should basically allow the bleeding to continue and prevent a clot from forming as quickly. If you are trying to stop the bleeding, I would say that cold compresses/ice should constrict the vessels and allow for clotting. Also, styptic ("Quick-Stop") powder, silver nitrate, or plain white cornstarch or household flour can also help to stop bleeding in a pinch (no pun intended).
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Hope things are ok...and let us know how it goes with the vet next week!
Hope things are ok.