Bee Sting – Remove sting if possible and use bicarbonate of soda to bathe and ease pain.
Wasp sting – Bathe with vinegar
Bleeding – Apply pad and pressure to area and contact a vet.
Heatstroke – Cool dog down as soon as possible, hose down with cold water or put in a cool bath. Do not use ice as this may shock the system.
Poisoning – always phone the vet for advice as soon as possible and name the poison
Peach and nectarine stones
Respiratory distress – Lie dog on breastbone or left hand side and extend its head forward.
Road traffic accident – Call a vet. Can the dog move? Can it walk? If not, get advice before moving it. Muzzle if necessary. Use a blanket or a coat to lie it on, or piece of wood to stretcher the dog to vets if possible.
Shock – Signs are: pale gums, rapid pulse, rapid breathing, keep animal warm. Do not give brandy.
Burns and scalds – Cool burned area with cold water, do not use ice.
Electrocution – The dog will usually have collapsed, turn off power supply before touching the dog. Get it to a vets.
Cutting the quick when trimming dog’s nails – To stop the bleeding, use silver nitrate.
First aid box should contain:
Bicarbonate of Soda
A dog’s pulse – should be around 80/90 beats per minute, but different breeds vary and also large and small dogs will vary as well. If you have any concerns, contact a vet.