First Aid : Dog Automobile injury
sure your dog has a clear airway, but do not put your hand in its
mouth if your dog is conscious. Cover wounds with the cleanest material
your dog with care, supporting its body as much as possible. Carry
it in a basket, box, or cage to the veterinary hospital. It’s difficult
to assess your dog’s injuries after a road accident because he may
appear normal but might have internal bleeding. Anything from a
vital organ being injured to broken ribs broken could cause him
to bleed internally.
(hemorrhage) – If bleeding doesn’t stop within five minutes, try
to stop the flow with a clean cloth or even your hand, and apply
direct pressure to the wound.
blood seeps through, apply more bandages or a cotton wool pad on
top of the first bandage but don’t try to remove the old bandage.
If this pressure doesn’t stop the bleeding, find the nearest pressure
point and compress the artery against its underlying bone. Use the
flat part of your fingers, not your thumb or finger tips and apply
firm, continuous pressure directly over the bleeding area until
a last resort you can try a tourniquet, although be careful to not
stop the circulation to and cause gangrene. Use it only to save
life when nothing else is working and release intermittently every
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