I know there are some injuries that many dog shelters don’t like to treat at home. I would never get excited about that. But treating pets right includes knowing first aid in the event that an accident happens.
Always Have a First Aid Kit Ready
If you currently have an excellent first aid kit for most people in the house, you can use it, but it’s also helpful to have elastic wraps that won’t come off, along with the dressing scissors used on puppies. With these scissors, you can’t hurt your pet if he squirms while you bandage his wound. Purchase them from your regional pharmacy when you purchase Betadine. Whenever you pull out your first aid kit and until you get started, try to find someone to help you hold your pet and use a muzzle. Purchase the ideal size for your dog and keep it accessible in your first aid kit. A dog that does not usually bite will most likely become agitated and eventually bite while cleaning the wound.
There are a few simple steps to take care of a wound, but it depends on whether the puppy is bleeding. If it is bleeding, you need to treat it. If the wound is small, you can use a gauze square, but use a towel if it’s big. The wound is still not clean, and it’s not a problem if you use something from home. Stop acute bleeding. It probably won’t do any good to put pressure on this particular wound, as it will likely continue to bleed. Go to your first aid kit and grab a pair of tweezers, poke the wound and then grab the tip of the container and close it with a pair of tweezers.
Cover the Wound Properly
“Road rash” will be much bigger and may sound worse, but it is excellent. You can use betadine in this first aid kit to rub the wound, but you can use tap water to clean it, use the large syringe in the first aid kit. This is not a regular bandage with duct tape and a list of rubbers. You put a little KY over the wound to keep some hair from falling out and then add your temporary bandage. Just pay for it, so it doesn’t get dirtier as you work on it. Cut off any very long hairs around the wound and pick them up so the damage doesn’t get dirty. Clean your hands to remove all the hairs before you finish the job.
Take off the temporary bandage and wash it if desired. If you do this at home, you will not be able to stitch the wound; once it is clean, proceed to water and pull the edges before applying the bandage if possible. (Butterfly bandages work very well on a small cut). If the wound remains open, use a few drops of water and gently rub the tissue with a gauze pad before disinfecting it. Cover it quickly so that your pup doesn’t just lick it (if the wound is in a place that can’t be covered and you’re worried about your dog dissolving the antibiotic, then it’s much better to use coconut oil because he might lick it and it won’t hurt him).