Spot of Blood After Dog Cough / Hack
(Mobile, AL USA)
Yesterday when I came home from work my dog had vomited up a piece of a cracker, and she hacked (almost like a person trying to clear her throat) and spat a spot of blood. It was very bright and there was one spot.
Later she did the same "throat clear" hack and spat a drop of blood again. She didn't heave and actually vomit it.
Just in case, I gave her rice for supper last night and tonight, and her breakfast today to give her digestive system a rest. After I fed her tonight, she hacked again. She didn't vomit but did spit a drop of blood.
Because this happened after she ate, I think the cracker may have scratched her esophagus and eating may have irritated it. She's not running a fever and doesn't seem to be in any pain.
I pressed along her abdomen and didn't feel any lumps or obstructions, and it doesn't seem to hurt her at all. She's not lethargic; she was willing to play this evening and seems herself. No fever or discomfort is apparent, but I'm a pretty nervous pet mom.
No other coughs, she has vomited recently, but only normal dog vomit. Is my theory about the cracker sound or do I need to take her to the vet?
Saebra is a 5 year old female beagle/boston terrier/etc mix.
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