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

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Small Cuts, Scratches and Grazes

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Managing Minor Pet Injuries: Home Care Tips and Warning Signs

Understanding Minor Pet Injuries

Pets often sustain minor injuries during walks or while in the garden:

  • Assessment: Not all injuries require immediate vet attention.
  • Home Treatment: Superficial cuts and grazes can often be treated at home.

Home Care Tips

Simple steps to manage minor injuries at home:

  • Cleanliness: Keep the injury site clean and free from dirt.
  • Covering Wounds: Consider covering open wounds on the feet to prevent infection, especially when going outside.
  • Monitoring: Watch for signs of worsening condition post-injury.

Warning Signs Requiring Veterinary Attention

Indications that minor injuries may require vet intervention:

  • Pain: Sudden onset of pain or discomfort may signal infection.
  • Discharge: Any discharge, wet crusting, or swelling around the wound warrants veterinary assessment.