Symptoms: Pain, blistering, discolor,
odor of burning fur.Treatment: Apply
a cold compress to the burned area for at least five minutes. Do not use ointments. Then go to vet
Symptoms: Gagging, vomiting, pawing
at mouth, crying in pain, excessive salivating, and unconsciousness.Treatment: Open mouth and pull tongue forward. If the object is seen, remove it. Keep dog calm and take
Symptoms: Small red dots on skin, biting and scratching.Treatment: Use flea collars, powders, etc.
Symptoms: Sudden lameness limbs in
abnormal position, acute pain, and swelling.Treatment: Take dog to veterinarian, keep calm, and wrap in towel and place splint on limb if possible.
Symptoms: Gasping, panting, very warm
skin, dry blue-gray tongue and gums, drooling, unconsciousness.Treatment: If severe take dog to veterinarian immediately. If not wrap dog in cool towel or soak in cool
Symptoms: very cold skin, shivers,
weakness, bloody stool, pale pink-gray tongue and gums.Treatment: If severe immediately take dog to veterinarian making sure
he's kept warm.
Symptoms: Stinger marks, pain, swelling,
weakness, hives, heavy panting, vomiting Treatment: If dog is weak or vomiting rush to veterinarian immediately. If stinger
is visible, remove , and then apply ice
Minor & Serious Wounds
Symptoms: Minor-small cut or puncture,
Serious-extensive bleeding with deep puncture.Treatment: Minor-clean wound with peroxide & wipe dry, Serious-If there
is extensive bleeding flap skin over and apply direct pressure to wound with clean material. Take dog to vet
Symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, and restlessness.Treatment: Stop car and provide dog fresh air. Vet may
also provide tranquilizers before trip.
Symptoms: vomiting, twitching, collapse,
bluish gums and tongueTreatment: Call
veterinarian or poison control immediately. Take sample of poison to veterinarian. Keep dog warm.
Symptoms: Offensive smell of skunk.
Flush dogs eyes with warm water then apply warm olive oil or artificial tears. Neutralize smell by rubbing dog's body in tomato
juice. Wear rubber gloves.