Dog And Puppy First Aid: Punctures

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

  1. DO NOT remove the object. You can cut it down to about 2-4 inches
  2. Restrain the dog as appropriate.
  3. Build pads up around the object to support the object 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.
  4. You want to do whatever you are able to prevent the object from moving.
  5. Go to the vet right away.
  6. Have another person hold support the object and restrain the dog.
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