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Q: My dog mouth is bleeding after chewing on his new bone,

February 15, 2009 | By Catchthatducky | 22 answers | Expired: 2096 days ago

Catchthatducky

I just adopted an older dog (about 6 years) from the shelter, yesterday
and he's just about the sweetest thing in the world. I'm already completely in love
So today we bought him a big bone, and he spent the rest of the day chewing on it.

Anyway, I just checked on him and saw that his mouth was bleeding.
I took it away from him, but I'm still really worried. Is it normal? Will he be okay?
....Is there a trick to getting blood out of your carpet?

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Jeff K.
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Feb 17, 2009

Just sure sure the bone isn't splintering into small sharp pieces. I have learned hydrogen peroxide works great on blood removal.

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Erica A.
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Feb 16, 2009

My dog's mouth bleeds when she chews on bones or sticks. I wouldn't worry about it to much as long as they don't look like they are in pain or anything. I don't really think it phases them if they are bleeding. As for the carpet I would either steam clean it or use a stain remover. Good luck.

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Erica A.
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Feb 16, 2009

My dog's mouth bleeds when she chews on bones or sticks. I wouldn't worry about it because almost every dog does that. I don't really think it bothers them, as long as they aren't in pain. As for the carpet I would steam clean it or use some type of stain remover. Good luck.

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Onurbs
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Feb 16, 2009

My dog's gums bleed when she chews her bones too. I really don't worry abouour cat it. Chewing is good for them b/c they are cleaning their teeth and gums at the same time. Use OxyClean detergent to get blood or other stains out of your carpeting.

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S C.
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Feb 16, 2009

I give my two rawhides all the time and they get a little bit of blood from time to time. I've never worried about it bc it was just a little. Our gums bleed sometimes to.

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Mardel R.
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Feb 16, 2009

Really dogs do not need real bones. The ones you buy at pet stores etc, are alot safer for them.They are getting cuts because of the sharp bone fragments. Stop giving the dog animal bones. And try the flavored ones you can get for them I think you will lke them better.

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Jessica P.
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Feb 16, 2009

I have had older rescue dogs as adoptees and fosters, and they all had this problem intially. with older dogs who did not get proper dental care (a brushing a few times a week and hard things to chew) just like humans their gums are stimulated and get gingivistis. It should not be harmful, if he has no other medical conditions, but severe teeth problems can lead to heart problems and other infections. Start brushing his teeth (a couple times a days...then you can wean back) there are also products that claim to (and people I have talked to say they work though I have never tried them) remove tartar build up with just a few drops in drinking water. But make sure you are still giving him something "hard" to chew on as this is the most natural way to keep dogs' teeth healthy...hard rubber chew toys are good for dogs with sensitive mouths. Good luck

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Ruth R.
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Feb 16, 2009

It may be his gums because he has tartar and needs his teeth cleaned. I would have your vet check it out, though, just in case. We stopped giving our dogs bones (only knuckle bones as recommended by the vet) because 2 of them ended up with broken teeth - big vet bill. Now we just brush.

To get blood out of the carpet try som Bac-Out. It's a lime-scented enzyme cleaner and probably won't bleach the carpet (it hasn't whenever I've used it.) It will get just about anything out of a carpet but may need to be applied more than once depending on the stain, how long it's been there, and the color of the carpet.

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matt k.
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Feb 16, 2009

if its a niyla bone and it getts the rough edges then it will cut his mouth yes and it is normal but just you should prob get a new bone

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Jen G.
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Feb 16, 2009

This used to happen with one of my dogs. It's pretty normal. If it's just a small amount of blood on the bone and carpet I wouldn't be too worried.

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