Homeopathic Remedies for Bleeding (Hemorrhage)
The loss of blood after any accident or injury is a natural process that helps to clean out the wound, but it shouldn't continue for very long. A trickle of blood for 5-10 minutes is acceptable but any more than that becomes a concern. In that amount of time the blood should have begun to form a clot. This kind of bleeding is from small blood vessels and is of little consequence. However, bleeding from larger vessels is much more serious and professional help should be sought immediately. Such blood may be coming from an artery or a vein.
The blood in the arteries contains oxygen and is bright red in color. It tends to pump out as the heart and pulse beat. The blood from veins is being returned to the heart from the tissues and has given up its oxygen. This blood is a dark red or wine color and tends to flow rather than pump out of the injury site. If the bleeding is severe it is probably coming from a major vessel.
In this condition, pressure should be applied to stop excessive blood loss, while on the way to or waiting for the veterinarian. The pressure may be in the form of a pad or bandage; in the case of a limb, a tourniquet will help hold the bleeding at bay if an artery has been damaged.