First Aid – Safely Transporting an Injured Dog

If a dog has been injured and needs to be moved to assure its and your safety you will need to follow a few pointers to help make the transition easier for both you and the dog. You will need to first assess the injured dog’s injuries; is it likely to walk or bite or will it just be conscious and make it easier to handle.

Ask yourself a few questions to cover all possible circumstances.

Is the dog likely to be walking or biting?

If the dog is conscious you will need to section off an area at the site of the injury and make sure that this area is safe for the dog. This will need to be done with a few pieces of newspaper as any Spiked or Thick coat clothing will at best become a rope between you and your dog.

Ask yourself the following:

· Whether any open wounds are visible or bleeding· Whether the dog is stable· Whether it is cold or hot· whether there are external parasites (fleas)· Whether skin or fur is missing· Whether external parasites (fleas) are present· Whether the eye has been injured· Whether mouth painful or sensitive· Whether the dog has exhausted all its recovery options· Whether beyond the point of being able to do so

The muzzle may also help in assessing the injured dog if it is a remote dog, especially if this has been nipped or bitten. Kit the dog with a towel or coat if this is likely to be the case, as in the case of a minor injury. A kit would make a useful first aid kit for transporting the dog or for treating the injured dog in the vehicle or on the ground.

Check the airways and ensure that the nostrils are clear, and if possible, keeper the head elevated. If there is any sign of inflammation or greater than normal redness on the nose this should be viewed as a potential emergency, and the dog should be transported as quickly as possible to the nearest veterinarian or urgent pet clinic.

If bleeding from bites is present, apply a muzzle or other salve as quickly as possible. If you have time, clip the dogs’ foot pads to reinforce the injury and get to a vet as soon as possible for further treatment. If you must drag the dog on the ground, do so with care, and be sure to keep the dog as calm as possible.

Blowwell For Dogs

Blowwell For Dogs has been designed especially for dogs after several years of study and research. This device is easy to use and apply, and once fitted correctly will really help to reduce the strain placed on the dogs’ windpipe and abdomen. Usinguzzle options for dogs is extremely safe, especially for those that have deep veins in their hair, and indeed this style of muzzle can also be an aid to Welfare legislation, as it can be an invaluable aid to the dog’s ability to breathe properly in a car or on a plane. Amongst other benefits, Blowwell For Dogscomes is adjustable, making it possible to limit the dog’s breathing range, and also combining a facetiously claimed noise with attractive design and benefits.

Using Blowwell For Dogs

Clip the dogs’ lead to the appropriate length.

If using the system with a dog that can wear a harness, leave the lead on after clipping as the harness will still offer some protection.

To fit the Blowwell, measure from the dog’s nose to the base of the head ( Pensyl). The top of the head (top of the head) should be measured to ensure that the clip will not catch on the top of the head.

With the lead either held loosely in one hand or tugged on with the other, follow the lead with the dog facing it.

As the dog moves, the clip should follow its recorded movement. If the clip turns either to the left or to the right, then stop and turn the lead in the opposite direction.

The dog may twist its head around and then snap its head back into position. Follow the clear Kennel Association guidelines for the correction of any movements resulting in an incorrect movement of the lead.

It is important to run several sessions of practice sessions until both the dog and you are comfortable with the connection that occurs when the clip pulls the dog forward. A special training collar is not required.

Blowwells are also recommended by Briard from rights Dog Training initially. “I put my mark in all the right places, so I don’t get sidetracked. I use it every day with both my 70-pound lab and my 8-month-old pup and have it on nearly every outing.”