Dog First Aid - Emergencies (Burns)
We got a PAWsome pocket handbook on Pet First Aid by The National Humane Society and we just had to share it with you! We know how important your pet's health and safety is and we want to make sure you have the information at your finger tips! We will have the information in individual blogs so it's easy for you to find based on what you need to know!
This blog post is on the symptoms and treatments for burns.
  • First-degree burns (mild) affect the top layer of skin and appear as angry red welts.
  • Second-degree burns go deeper in the skin and may rise as blisters.
  • Third-degree burns should always be treated by a vet. These burns go through all layers of the skin and into the flesh underneath.


  • Rinse area with cool water, removing any debris or chemicals.
  • Do not use ointments, butter or petroleum jelly on burns.
  • If more than one part of the body is burned do not immerse your dog. Run cold water over the areas and apply a non-stick sterile pad over the area.
  • For serious burns or first and second degree burns covering a large area, seek immediate veterinary help.


November 12, 2021 — Amanda Gyetvay