Canine First Aid for Hydrotherapists

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Chemical Burns

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Dealing with Chemical Burns in Pets: Risks and Immediate Response

Risk of Chemical Burns

Chemical burns pose a significant risk, especially if ingested:

  • Household Chemicals: Household chemicals, typically stored away, pose a threat if ingested, with cats being particularly curious.
  • Ingestion Risks: Pets, especially cats, may lick or ingest chemicals, leading to potential toxicity.

Immediate Response

Recognize signs of chemical burns and take immediate action:

  • Oral Symptoms: Watch for swelling of the tongue and signs of irritation, such as drooling or attempting to vomit.
  • Oral Inspection: If safe, check the pet's mouth for any visible toxins and consider flushing the mouth with water to remove any residue.
  • Skin Burns: If burns are present on the skin, take measures to prevent licking, such as covering the affected area or using a Buster collar.

Swift action is crucial in addressing chemical burns in pets. Seek veterinary assistance promptly for further evaluation and treatment.