Dog Injuries. Accidents. Dog Leg Injury, Eye, paw Injuries.
The most common puppy dog injuries apart from broken leg, bones, as a result of falls or the puppy being hit by a vehicle lie a car, are injuries to its skin and muscles. All puppy injuries demand immediate attention by a veterinarian and the sooner the better, before swelling causes the diagnosis to become more difficult. If the puppy is not breathing then you should begin administering CPR. If the puppy is bleeding profusely through an open wound then you should stanch the flow of blood by applying pressure to the wound with a clean bandage or cloth. In the event of a broken bone the puppy should not be moved until the fracture has been immobilized and the puppy can be moved on a stretcher or other hard surface. If the puppy is showing symptoms of "shock" then it should not be moved but should be kept warm and only given something to drink once it has fully regained consciousness. Openwounds should be covered with a clean gauze bandage, to protect against infections. If the puppy is vomiting, care must be taken that the vomit isn't able to enter into the puppy's airways. While any accident that a puppy suffers will of course have its own unique circumstances and problems the outcome will be better if these simple rules and guidelines are followed. Even if you are unaware of the nature of the problem or how serious it is, the first rule is to keep your puppy still, warm and with its head level with the rest of its body. If you find your puppy in a severe state of shock you should keep it still and warm but if possible with its head a little lower than the rest of its body. If your puppy is vomiting or hemorrhaging from its mouth there is the very real risk of your puppy's airways becoming blocked with either blood or vomit. Keep your puppy's head tilted to the side and level with its body. Make sure that its tongue also is not blocking its airways. Take off its collar and orand make sure that it can breathe as freely as possible.