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Bleeding can happen commonly among dogs and cats. Before approaching your pet, ensure the scene is safe and place a muzzle on your pet. There are three types of bleeding that can occur: Capillary bleeding, which is light red, surface bleeding; Venous bleeding, which is oozing blood from deeper wounds and Arterial bleeding, which is dark red, spurting blood from severe wounds. When capillary bleeding occurs, apply pressure to the wound with gauze for 5 minutes. If the blood doesn't stop after 3 attempts, transport your pet to the vet. With venous bleeding, treat it the same way. The blood may soak through. If this happens, don't remove the gauze. Just add more and apply pressure. You then can secure the gauze in place with roll gauze before transporting to your vet. The most dangerous bleeding is arterial bleeding. Treat it initially the same way by applying direct pressure with gauze. If the wound is on a limb you may be able to apply a tourniquet. Grab roll gauze and wrap around the leg above or closest to the heart. Tie a knot firmly in place. Loosen it slightly at times and then tighten it back up to allow blood flow to the tissues, and transport to the vet immediately.