First Aid : Dog Burns
speaking all animals are afraid of fire so burns from a naked flame
are not too common, although a dog dozing by the fire can get singed
or burnt. A dog can burn his feet by walking on a hot surface, and
scalds are also quite common.
and restrain the dog before treatment.
might chew on an electric cord which will cause a special type of
burn and this will often be accompanied by electric shock. Seek
and cool superficial burns with cool water by running water over
it or cover it with wet towels (cool wet compress). This also helps
remove caustic substances (acid or alkaline) if these are the cause.
If it’s an acid burn, rinse with solution of 1 teaspoon bicarbonate
of soda to 1 liter of water. If alkali, use plain water only.
burn is painful, reddens the skin and singes the hair.
burn is actually less painful because the nerves have been destroyed.
The skin may be white, black or brown, and the hair will either
be gone completely or will pull out easily. If the burn is severe
or covers a large area of the body, cool the area with a sterile
cold compress, or clean, wet sheet and then get to the vet quickly.
loss of skin occurs, cover the area with the cleanest material available.
Cut away hair in the burned area and apply a burn ointment (never
use lard or butter).
burned area with lots of plain water, especially if round face.
fluids for dehydration, unless the dog is vomiting. Treat for shock.
burns need immediate hospitalization.
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