First Aid Dog
First aid to a dog may be required in First Aid when a dog is poisoned at any time. You, as a responsible dog breeder, must be prepared for any situations. Sometimes the pet’s life depends on first aid, because the arrival of specialists at the site or the self-transportation of an animal to a veterinary clinic takes time, and when a dog’s life is calculated in minutes, any delay threatens to kill her.
Carefully read the information of this article, tips and instructions for action in various emergency situations will allow you not to get lost at a crucial moment, but to provide the correct first aid to your pet before delivering it to the veterinary clinic.
First aid to the dog may be required in various accidents. From what was a source of danger to the life and health of a pet, depend on your first actions to preserve and restore the normal state of health of the animal.
What to do if the dog is poisoned?
Poisoning a dog is one of the most common situations where an animal may need your help. You can overlook your pet not only on the street, when a dog can pick up inedible objects from the floor, spoiled or poisoned food, various chemicals and so on, but at home, there are many different sources of poisoning in your apartment, ranging from household chemistry, ending your medications.
At home, a dog can get into the trash can and eat the spoiled food, it can taste the powder or stain remover, it can bite as a means of fighting cockroaches and rodents, taste your hair dye. Unfortunately, the peculiarity of dogs is that they are omnivorous, unlike cats, which are very picky, dogs can chew and chew even unsuitable items for food.
Everyone knows that in addition to the danger of poisoning a dog on the street with inedible objects infected with rodents, chemicals, poisonous plants, etc., there is an artificially created danger of death of dogs artificially created by certain people.
These people call themselves dog-hunters and believe that they are entrusted with the mission of cleansing city streets from stray dogs. They specifically scatter edible bait with poison in places potentially attractive to dogs, such as various playgrounds, parks or along roads. Dog poisoning dies in terrible agony. Of course, this inhuman behavior of some “people” requires an active struggle and taboo measures by law enforcement agencies. On the ethics of this zhivoderskogo act and can not speak. But we, as dog breeders, must show maximum of our efforts to prevent such departures of our pets. Keep track of where your dog walks, do not let her go in uncontrolled walks. The dog should always be under your supervision.
First aid to a dog in case of poisoning
First aid to a dog in case of poisoning depends on the source of the poisoning.
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to know what has become a source of poisoning. But signs of poisoning are weakness, refusal of food and water, vomiting, diarrhea, depression, convulsions, excessive salivation, rapid shallow breathing, and sometimes over-stimulation. At the slightest manifestations of such phenomena, the dog must be shown to the veterinarian. Since these same symptoms can be caused by serious infectious diseases, not just poisoning.
First aid to a dog in case of poisoning consists in artificial induction of vomiting, if no more than one hour has passed since the moment of poisoning. To induce vomiting, you need to force the dog to drink a solution of sodium chloride, in proportion to one teaspoon of salt per cup of warm water. After vomiting, you can flush the intestines, putting an enema. After washing the intestines, the dog is given activated charcoal from 5 to 20 tablets depending on the size of the dog. If it has not been necessary to induce vomiting since the moment of poisoning, you do only a bowel wash and give coal. Then you take the dog to the vet.
First aid to a dog with vomiting – as adsorbents, in addition to coal, there may be kaolin, i.e. white clay, strong tea, a weak solution of potassium permanganate, burnt magnesia, egg white.
Dog poisoning can be not only food, but not food. Such poisonings include poisoning from the bite of insects and snakes, poisoning when it comes into contact with hair, skin, respiratory tract and mucous membranes of various chemicals.
When insects bite in place of the bite you need to apply a cooling compress. When a snake bite should limit the mobility of the dog and give antihistamines, for example, suprastin in the amount of 0.5 mg per 1 kg of dog weight. In case of chemical vapor poisoning, take the dog to fresh air. If chemicals get on the surface of the dog’s body, it is necessary to rinse the places with water poisoning abundantly.