Apply firm direct pressure over the area until the bleeding stops. Hold the pressure for at least 10 straight minutes. Continually releasing the pressure to check the wound will hamper the clotting.
If bleeding is severe, apply at tourniquet between the wound and the heart. Avoid bandages that cut off circulation. Keep the animal as warm and quiet as possible. Call your veterinarian immediately.
About Pet First Aid
This First Aid Guide was developed by the veterinary staff at Dr. Sherry Weaver's Animal Hospital of Towne Lake in Woodstock, GA. Always seek veterinary care following first-aid attempts. Your veterinarian is the best source of information for your pet’s specific needs. This information is provided for general reference and informational purposes only and should not be construed to be formal professional advice or the formation of a consultant-client relationship.