Pet First Aid Instructor Level 3 (VTQ) - Online Blended Part 1

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Catastrophic Bleeding

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Managing Catastrophic Bleeding in Pets: First Aid Guide

Immediate Actions for Catastrophic Bleeding

Quick response is crucial in cases of severe bleeding in pets:

  • Seek Veterinary Help: Immediate veterinary attention is essential to resolve the situation.
  • Apply Direct Pressure: Applying direct pressure to the wound can slow down or stop the bleeding.
  • Use Hemostatic Agents: Hemostatic bandages or gauzes can help clot the blood temporarily, providing time to reach the vet.
  • Consider Tourniquet Application: In severe cases, applying a tourniquet above the bleeding site can help restrict blood flow.

Addressing Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding requires different management:

  • Treat for Shock: Keep the pet warm and monitor for signs of shock while transporting to the vet.

Handling the Situation

Stay calm and take necessary steps to control the situation:

  • Restrain the Animal: Safely restrain the pet to administer first aid and prevent further injury.
  • Apply Pressure: If needed, enlist help to apply pressure to the bleeding area, even if it requires muzzling the pet.