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A safe, clean, properly applied bandage is extremely crucial. This will assist you in preventing your dog’s injury from becoming infected. Properly bandaging your dog’s wound also prevents bleeding and assists with your dog’s pain level.
If you have a dog and do not yet have a first aid kit put together, you should put one together as soon as possible. At minimum, the following items should be included in your first aid kit:
My Dog Cut His Leg
Follow these step-by-step instructions:
How to Bandage A Dog’s Paw
There is often confusion regarding how to bandage a dog’s paw in particular. The most common injuries to the paw include cracking or a cut. If your dog’s paw appears to be injured, follow these steps:
How Do I Keep My Dog’s Bandage On?
Keeping the bandage on your dog can prove to be quite challenging even if you have followed the steps correctly. To keep the bandage in place, here are a couple of tips:
Amber L. Drake, a Professional Canine Behaviorist and Adjunct Professor of Biological Science, has extensive experience in the Animal Science Field. She has worked with dogs professionally for over ten years. Her clients range from private pet parents to large canine rescue organizations. In addition to accepting clients on a regular basis, Drake serves as an Adjunct Professor at Jamestown Community College and Kaplan University. Drake has earned a Doctor of Education (ABD), Educational Specialist Post-Masters, Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She has completed coursework at Cornell University for Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Biochemistry at UC Berkeley, Veterinary Technology at Penn Foster and a number of Continuing Education courses to remain up-to-date in her field