How to stop Hemorrhage

Put pressure: The best way to stop the hemorrhage is to put a direct pressure over the wound, Use a towel, a handkerchief a clean cloth or even your hand. The hemorrhage should diminish few minutes after. If the towel is soaked with blood, put another on top. Keep the first one on the wound, taking it our may rip the blood clot formed over the wound Keep on pressing until the hemorrhage has stopped. If after a few minutes the blood keeps flowing out, press one of the pressure points of the dog. That is, those places in which the arteries are near the skin. When pushing on the pressure point, the artery shrinks and stops the blood from going to the wound. A serious hemorrhage can kill, so act fast and go immediately to the veterinary. The most important pressure points in a dog are:

  • The superior interior part of the front legs: to stop hemorrhages from the front legs.
  • The superior interior part of the rear legs: to stop hemorrhaging from the rear legs.
  • The back of the tail: press this point to stop hemorrhages from the tail. Forget the tourniquet.
  • The use of a tourniquet can be more harmful than beneficial, Use it only as a last resource. To avoid the dog from dying from blood drain.

Carry Him: Carry him to the veterinarian, if he walks he will bleed.

Pad Problems: Most of the cuts are produced on the feet pads. Even if they are never serious, they are a problem, due that they can get open again while walking . It is almost impossible to keep a dog from walking while the feet pads heal, but you can close them and avoid infections.

Clean the Wound: Cuts on the feet pads get dirty immediately for which is important to clean them well and if possible with an antiseptic lotion.

Protect Them: Although wounds heal better at the open, feet pads should be covered to prevent infections and new hemorrhages. After cleaning the pad, caress it carefully. . Put a little of antibiotic pomade on a gauze and apply over the wound. Bandage the pain from the bottom and upward, but don't cover the toes to be able to observe if there is swelling. For the paws, use a bandage of 0.5 millimeters of width fasten it with a court plaster and change the bandages every 24 hours . Or more if it gets dirty. Wet or of it has a bad odor. Observe the paw once in a while to see if the bandage doesn't impede blood circulation. If its too tight, the zone of the toes will swell before 24 hours. If this is so, take the bandage off and do all the procedures again.

Cover the Bandage: Protect the bandage from dirt and humidity with a plastic bar or with a sock each time the dog goes out. Take it off when inside the house.

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