Dog And Puppy First Aid: Burns

Please note: Information in this post is not meant as a substitute for veterinary care. Always consult your veterinarian in an emergency.

Please note: Information in this post is not meant as a substitute for veterinary care. Always consult your veterinarian in an emergency.

  1. You saw your pet contact something hot.
  2. Singed fur.
  3. Red and Inflamed skin.

 

Actions

  1. Flush the area with cool water for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Small dogs can be placed in a sink. Use a water bottle for larger dogs.
  3. Call your vet and take your dog to the vet.

 

DO NOT:

  • Do not apply ointment.
  • Do not delay veterinary attention.
  • Do not remove burned hair or skin yourself.
  • Burns should be addressed immediately and can be life-threatening.
Aly DelaCoeur, UW-AAB
Aly DelaCoeur, UW-AAB is one of the founders of Wag Enabled (originally Why Does My Dog). Aly has a certificate in applied animal behavior through the University of Washington and is a certified veterinary assistant and AKC Evaluator. She aims to provide an unbiased perspective on dog training by providing practical, intelligent, and caring advice for people to impart on their canine companions