Dogs are playful by nature and they don’t really care what will be the end result of their actions. Before we know it our beloved pet already succumb to a freaking kitchen accident. 2 of these common kitchen accidents are accidental burnt and scalded accidentally via host food stuff that we usually cooked in our kitchen. Here are 6 remedies if our dog gets into an accident like this.
- Clip off the hair over the affected area gently; the injury may be more extensive than you think about.
- Apply ice cubes, cold running water or cold water compresses to alleviate the inflammation, help relieve the pain and to limit damage to surrounding tissues.
- Expect that your dog will resents when you touch the injured area.
- If the injury has been caused by a water-soluble fluid such as boiling water, milk or jam, cold water will remove it.
- However, if hot oil or fat are involved, these must be removed correctly and swiftly to prevent them from congealing on the coat and sealing in the heat. In such cases, use a mild detergent first to loosen the fat and then apply cold water.
- Asses the depth of the burn or scald; first and second degree burns(superficial) penetrate no deeper than the skin surface, but third degree burns penetrate through the thickness of the skin into the underlying tissue beneath.
- If you think that your dog have more than second degree burn, seek veterinary assistance as an emergency. Your dog may need some specialized treatment to prevent subsequent infection and possibly to overcome the effects of shock. If the injury is less severe, in most cases all that is required is to keep the area clean and to apply a simple antiseptic cream once or twice daily. If pain persists or if you have any doubts, do seek veterinary help sooner rather than later.