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Posted May 18 2011 10:56am

After a collision or battle, a bleeding animal. Severe blood loss can cause shock, a condition where the animal is no longer approachable, pale mucous membranes and ears and feet feel cold. It is important to a visible bleeding as quickly as possible to stem. Bleeding can stem in several ways:

Direct pressure on the wound, place a clean towel (preferably sterile gauze, but is also a clean handkerchief) around the wound and press it firmly. This promotes clotting and protects the wound from infection;

Keep the body that bleeds higher than the rest of the body. This can really only bleeding from the legs and if the animal is quiet;
If it is a leg, you are bleeding from a better tourniquets (tourniquet) build: turn a strip of cloth, bandage, scarf or tie around the leg five inches above the wound between the wound and the body. Put a knot and place this one alone and secure it with a half knot. Then you can rotate the stick until the bleeding (almost) stops. A tourniquet will be the danger that the fabric too long deprived of blood and oxygen, allowing it to die. Leave a tourniquets should never exceed fifteen minutes. If you’re more to the vet, then tighten the clamp to fifteen minutes just to remove the blood to flow and then turn it again;
Bleeding in the ear of a dog often seems more severe because the animal shakes its head and into the blood stains spread throughout the area. Lay flat on the ear the dog’s head and cover the wound with gauze. Tie then a clean tea towel around the head so the ear in place.

After staunching the bleeding as quickly as possible to the vet for further treatment and examination of the animal. Please note that if your pet is injured, in pain and afraid, he would say of himself can scratch or bite.

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