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Handling Dog Road Accident

By Hundidocom @hundidopuppy
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Here are the basic first-aid tips to do when you encounter dog road accident.

First, if the dog has been involved in a road accident and still in the road, stop the traffic so that you can safely recover him and/or administer first aid as appropriate. Seek veterinary attention as soon as possible, informing the vet of any signs or symptoms of injury you have spotted.

Inquire if there any witnesses who saw what happened, as this will help the vet to determine the best course of action. - source

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Second, approach the dog carefully. Speak softly and reassuringly to him to help soothe him and keep him calm and, if it’s safe to do so, examine him to assess injuries and, if necessary, whether you can move him without worsening his condition. Try not to aggravate any injuries when picking him up and moving him; the best way to do so is to slide a board under him as a makeshift stretcher. As well as checking for obvious signs of injury, inspect the back of the neck for lumps and swellings that may indicate broken bones or trauma swellings.

Lastly, having administered appropriate first aid, keep the dog warm and soothe him until expert help arrives. Even if the dog appears to have suffered to external injury, a thorough veterinary check-up is essential in case there is unseen internal hemorrhaging which could be life-threatening if not detected and treated.

In relation to this topic, it’s also important that you educate yourself about pet insurance. Likewise, if you’re the one who hit the dog and how to deal with its aftermath.

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