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Blood in my westie sick

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Blood in my westie bitch sick
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
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Can you please clarify where you're seeing blood? In Cassie's urine, stool, vomit, from her vagina, from another orifice? How long has she been ill? Are there any other symptoms you can tell me about?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Just today in her vomit

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
Thank you. There are quite a few causes of hematemesis - blood in the vomit. We see this in bleeding disorders, heavy metal toxicity (arsenic, lead, zinc posioning), infectious disorders such as GI parasitism, viral or bacterial gastroenteritis, erosions or ulcers in the upper GI tract, certain metabolic disorders, certain drug ingestions, ingested foreign bodies, cancers and esophageal disorders.

How is Cassie otherwise? Are there other symptoms that might help me clarify which of the above causes might be more likely than the next?

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