Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Back (spine)
- Brain and nerves
- Female parts: vagina and uterus
- Head, face and neck
- Legs, paws and claws
- Male parts: penis, testicles and prostate
- Mammary glands (breasts)
- Mouth and Teeth
- Skin and fur
Pets can get sunburnt just like people, especially if they are light coloured or have a thin/patchy coat. Sunburn is painful, causes skin damage, and can lead to certain types of skin cancer.
Pockets in between skin folds get very warm and moist. This makes a perfect environment for bacteria and yeast to grow and infections to develop.
Quickly assess the wound. If there are large areas of skin missing and/or you can see tendons muscles or bones, cover the area with a clean dry dressing and go immediately to your nearest vets.
Quickly assess the bleeding, if your pet has a bleeding wound that is spurting bright red blood, they may have damaged an artery. This bleeding may be more difficult to stop so apply a firm pressure and go immediately to your nearest vets.
Always take your pet to your vet for a burn, no matter what size.