As with any person, there are many types of wounds that your pet may experience. Call us and we can help guide you to the best course of action. Below are some guidelines.
Cover the wound with sterile gauze and apply a pressure bandage to the wound in order to stop the flow of blood. If your pet does not stop bleeding within minutes, bring them to the clinic. Certain areas of your pet are more vascular and will bleed freely, such as the ears. A ripped nail may also bleed quite a bit. Keep a pot of QwikStop on hand for nail wounds.
These can be exceedingly difficult to treat at home. Keep Artificial Tears on hand for times when your pet may get grass seed under their third eyelid. All other injuries should be seen by a veterinary professional immediately.
For puncture wounds see: Bites
For broken bones, burns, and shock see: Accidents