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Bruising on chest following dental

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Just noticed purplish "bruise" non-tender on iggy's chest a day after dental. Vet did complete blood panel prior to dental. She is acting ok. I don't know if I should be off to ER or wait to hear from her vet in a.m. I did an online search for bruising following vet dental and the photo I saw was almost exact. I didn't specify Greyhound in my search yet this site came up. Dont know if this is common. I'm a wreck!

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Most likely a blood draw was done on the upper underside of the neck. They may not have held pressure quite long enough. Any blood oozing from it would gravitate to the lowest point - the chest. Certainly call your vet and keep monitoring the bruise. It should not get any bigger but if it continues to spread a blood clotting test may need to be done. Unless your dog is a bleeder the bruise you see should gradually be absorbed/go away on it's own.  You could also outline the area with a Sharpie pen as an indicated of the bruise spreading.

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1 hour ago, macoduck said:

Most likely a blood draw was done on the upper underside of the neck. They may not have held pressure quite long enough. Any blood oozing from it would gravitate to the lowest point - the chest. Certainly call your vet and keep monitoring the bruise. It should not get any bigger but if it continues to spread a blood clotting test may need to be done. Unless your dog is a bleeder the bruise you see should gradually be absorbed/go away on it's own.  You could also outline the area with a Sharpie pen as an indicated of the bruise spreading.

Keep us posted!

This! Macoduck is spot on. Hope Iggy starts improving rapidly. Let us know how she's doing.

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You can use some cold compresses to help the bruise stop spreading, and alternate with some warm ones to help it reabsorb.  Try not to worry unless there is *dramatic* growth in the next few hours.  This sort of thing is really common following blood draws.


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Thanks. Vet called first thing this morning. He apologized for not letting me know it was a possibility but purple area (not really a bruise) is from where they drew blood. She is asymptomatic. She and I are both fine. Thank you, you lot!

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It’s a bruise from the blood draw-collection of blood under the skin.  I think your vet was just trying to reassure you that it wasn’t caused by trauma-May look worse before resolving. ;-)

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