Originally Posted by charroit
Well she stopped bleeding today, and my mom says were going to have to tough it out until we get out of this bad economy. She's not in pain but it's killing me to watch this--Is there anything besides cut gums, missing teeth, that it might be? Anything at home we can try? She's running around the ranch just fine now but if the same thing comes up again what can we do/try?
First, check her mouth - assuming you are comfortable going into a dobes mouth. Look for visible cuts etc in the gums, tongue. Check for missing teeth. Maybe she caught one on something around your property. You said she is hacking coughing... maybe she ingested something that is stuck - is she eating? Vomitting? Breathing ok? The tumor - it sounds like its like a lump you can see/feel.. has it been checked out? Maybe she has cancer that is affecting the insides now too. Do you know the VWd status of your dobe? If she's stopped bleeding, maybe that's a good sign that she is not VWd affected - were she affected she could bleed to death. If you can't go to the vet, I'd at least check the mouth thoroughly.