|Lucy at the beach Christmas 2010|
So this posting is in memory of Lucy and to hopefully help others become aware of what to look for to prevent the same thing from happening with their pet.
While researching the subject last night and this morning, I have come across a number of articles outlining the possible causes. In some instances, and obviously if caught soon enough, the clots can be treated. The symptoms vary dependent upon where in the body the clot or clots are located. And the treatments vary dependent on the location or cause of the clot.
Just some of the symptoms according to Vetinfo.com>
The symptoms of blood clots will depend on where the blood clots form.
If the blood clot is located in the dog’s limbs, he may have cold limbs and may not be able to move his affected limb properly. Paralysis may also be possible.
If the blood clot is in the dog’s lungs, the dog will cough and have difficulties breathing and you may also notice the dog doesn’t have a pulse.
A blood clot in the heart can cause a general state of weakness, breathing problems and irregular pulse. The dog may also faint suddenly and be confused.
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