Puppies and dogs can be burned in several ways, depending upon the circumstances.

♦ Thermal burns are caused by heat. A dog who touches a lit cigarette or the outside of the cooking grill will burn his nose.

♦ Electrical burns can occur if the dog chews on an electrical cord or an electrical appliance that is plugged into an outlet.

♦ Chemical burns can occur if the dog is exposed to a corrosive substance, such as bleach, gasoline, drain cleaner, paint thinner, or road salt.

Chemical burns should be rinsed off right away. Be thorough with this rinsing. Treat the burn as a potential poisoning, too, and call the vet's office right away. All other burns can be ice packed, using the fifteen minutes on, fifteen minutes off routine. If the burn is not severe and simply produces red skin, keep it clean and watch for any signs of infection. If the burn has damaged some layers of skin, producing blisters or bleeding, cover it lightly and get your dog to the vet's clinic right away. Do not put butter, honey, petroleum jelly, or other substances on the burn; these hold in heat and will cause more damage.

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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