Dog First Aid - Emergencies (Frostbite)
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 on what to do if your dog has frostbite.
Frostbite can be hard to recognize in your dog because of their fur. The most common sites of frostbite are the tail, tips of ears, and pads of the feet.
- Lack of pain or sensation of the affected area
- Discoloration of the affected area
- Area may feel frozen
- Your dog may limp
- Start by taking your dog out of the cold.
- Gently and slowly warm the affected area, starting with cool water, and then progressing to warm water. Do not put pressure or rub the area.
- Seek veterinary help immediately as the affected area may have sustained permanent damage.