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