A small amount of bleeding is nothing to be scared of. The blood can flush bacteria and debris out of the wound before a clot forms. You will know that a clot has formed once the wound has stopped bleeding. It is essential to remember that to your body the initial clot is temporary and very fragile as your body is working behind it to fix the wound. It is crucial not to disturb the clot by wiping it or unnecessarily rubbing it. If it is a deep wound make sure to seek emergency medical help as soon as possible as your pet can quickly lose a potentially life threatening amount of blood.