Burns can be caused by heat, flame, chemicals, or electricity.
What to do:
- Extinguish all flames
- For thermal or electrical burns, immediately place cold water compresses to the injured area, changing frequently to keep cool and wet - do this for a minimum of 30 minutes. Alternatively, hold the affected area under gently flowing water for a similar period of time.
- Consult your veterinarian or the Animal Emergency Centre
What NOT to do:
- Do not apply any ointments
- Do not try to remove any burned skin or hair yourself
- Do not apply ice packs