How to treat burns and scalds?

In dogs and cats, burns can be caused by domestic accidents, contact with boiling water, coffee or oil, and excessive exposure to the heat of the dryer after washing.

Frequently in stray cats, the burn is caused by the passage of animals on overheated parts of cars.
The severity of the burns is assessed based on their extent and depth. In case of superficial burns, the hair appears burnt and the skin is reddened and covered with blisters (swelling of the epidermis full of clear liquid) followed by scabs.

In these cases, it is advisable to immediately apply cold water or ice tablets for about twenty minutes. Then apply a special ointment against the burns.
Deep burns are characterized by the suffering of the deeper skin layers. They appear eroded and of blackish or whitish colour due to the death of the tissues.

In these cases, it is necessary to clean the lesion using abundant cold water, sprayed with syringes, previously boiled and cover it with sterile gauzes. Waiting for veterinary assistance, which must be sought as a matter of urgency.

 First Aid