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Let’s face it, as dog parents, most of us are constantly worried. It doesn’t matter if it’s a boo boo on the paw or something more serious, we are going to worry. That being said, most of us want to be prepared. While we know that bringing our dog to the vet is important during an emergency, there are things we can do that can save their life on the way.
Aly DelaCoeur, Founder of WhyDoesMyDog.com and Dog Trainer, has some first aid tips for you to take with you on the go. It’s important to note that Aly is not a licensed veterinarian. This is not meant as a substitute for veterinary care. Always seek help from your vet after an emergency. These videos were put together to help you and your pup do some simple things to take care of them if you’re out and about and can’t get to a vet right away, or need to take action immediately on your way to the vet.
What to do when your dog gets a cut or a puncture wound
- DO NOT remove the object
- Restrain dog as appropriate
- Build pads up around the object to support the object.
- You want to do whatever you are able to prevent the object from moving.
- Go to the vet right away.
- Have another person hold support the object and restrain the dog.
You can cut it down to about 2-4 inches and then apply a thick padding of bandages or clean cloth around it. Make sure that there is as little pressure as possible on the object.
Take your dog to the vet immediately. For more information, check Aly’s advice here.
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