Any injury of tissue 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
  • For chemical burns, see Chemical Injuries page
  • Take your dog to the nearest veterinarian

What NOT to do:

  • Do not apply any ointments
  • Do not try to remove any burned skin or hair yourself

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