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First aid: Eye injury
First aid: Foot Injuries
This is a very painful injury for dogs. Prevent your dog from scratching at its eye and doing further damage. If the eyeball is out of its socket, keep it moist with contact lens solution.
Foot injuries that occur to the dogs footpad cannot be sutured. As first aid apply pressure to the wound until all bleeding stops. Bandaging the dogs foot is advisable, but most dogs will chew the bandage off the foot. Another first aid is to apply Super Glue to the outer edges of the injury and hold the wound closed until the glue dries. Avoid gluing yourself to the dog! As the wound heals, the glue will wear off through normal walking.
First aid: Fractures
First aid is to stabilize the dogs leg by applying a thick padded bandage or a rigid splint to the fractured site. Make the splint or bandages extend above and below the fracture. Don’t wrap the splint too tightly. If the dogs leg is swelling, loosen the splint slightly and observe the swelling. You need a veterinarian for further surgery.
First aid: Head Injuries
If your dog is unconscious from a head injury, do not attempt to revive him. Place a cold cloth on his head and transport him to your emergency hospital. As they revive, disorientation is common.
First aid: Heat Stroke
It happens when dogs left in a car in summer, and while long ‘Noon walks’ or exercise where is no shadow. The most common signs include rapid panting, fast heart rate, red and dry mucous membranes, and possible vomiting. The most important first aid action is to cool the dog. - Place your dog in a tub of cool water or pond. In the field, cooling the dog by wetting down the legs, the neck and nasal areas may also be accomplished. Or wrap the dog in a cool, wet cloth.
First aid: Poisoning
Poisoning can occur from insecticides, lye, cleaning fluids, certain varieties of plants, and automobile antifreeze. If you know what your dog has ingested, you may induce vomiting with a teaspoon of salt placed in the mouth. Keep a sample of the vomit for testing. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING if your dog has ingested corrosive material such as strong acid, alkali, or petroleum-based products. They are more dangerous if vomiting is induced. If corrosive or toxic material is on the skin, wash it profusely. Bring a sample of the suspected poison with its container to the veterinary hospital.
First aid: Punctures
Any wound that has penetrated the thorax, should be treated by a veterinarian immediately. If the object causing the wound is still intact, do not remove it from the wound. As first aid action protect the wound as much as possible by wrapping gauze around the object next to the wound. In the case of a sucking wound, cover the wound with a cloth coated with Furacine Ointment or Petroleum Jelly and seal off the wound. Get to a veterinarian or emergency clinic immediately.
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