First aid & Handling (dog)

Amy Morton
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HNC Dog & Rabbit Mind Map on First aid & Handling (dog), created by Amy Morton on 05/14/2013.
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First aid & Handling (dog)
1 Wounds
1.1 treatment for shock
1.1.1 keep them calm
1.1.2 prevent heat loss
1.1.3 prevent blood loss
1.1.4 constant supervision DRABC
1.1.5 call vet
1.2 remove debris
1.2.1 clip hair & flush wound (1/2 teaspoon of salt and a litre of cool boiled water)
1.3 dress wound with non-fluffy tea towel
1.3.1 or sterile dressing
1.3.2 use a waterproof coating?
2 Fractures
2.1 BE CAREFUL - animal is in pain and may bite
2.2 PRIORITISE - there may be more life threating injurys
2.3 OPEN FRACTURE - cover with clean sterile dressing & apply pressure to stop haemorrage
2.4 IMMOBILISE - the joints above and below the fracture ( should be ridgid and comfy)
2.5 CAREFUL - not to restict blood flow with tight dressings
3 Handling
3.1 avoid direct eye contact
3.2 lower your body position (less threatening)
3.3 encourage with food and soothing voice
3.4 slip lead avoids dog escaping - avoid pulling or dragging though
3.5 if outwarly aggressive may need the use of a dog catcher and directly into a large cage
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