Your Pet's Burn & Scald Experts

by Bre, 11:59 AM

 How to Identify and Treat Burns and Scalds on Your Pet


You know that sick feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when your furry friend gets burned or scalded? It's awful seeing them whimper in pain. But don't panic, you've got options. The caring vets at UrgentVet Meyerland in Houston, Texas are experts at treating pet burns and scalds. They'll gently clean and bandage the injury, provide pain meds, and monitor for infection. Within days, your pet will be on the mend. Stick with UrgentVet and your four-legged family member will be back to their happy, energetic self before you know it. Now take a deep breath - your pet's in the very best hands.


When to Bring Your Pet to the Vet for Burn Care


If your pet suffers a burn or scald, the first thing to do is remain calm. Assess the severity of the injury and call your vet immediately for advice.


For minor first-degree burns affecting only the outer layer of skin, you'll want to flush the area with cool water for 10-15 minutes to reduce pain and swelling. Apply a pet-safe ointment and cover the burn with a sterile bandage. Change the bandage daily until healed.


For more severe second-degree burns impacting deeper skin tissue, flush with water and get your pet to the vet right away. They can properly clean and dress the wound to prevent infection and promote healing. Pain medication may also be needed.


Third-degree burns are the most serious, destroying skin and tissues underneath. Rush your pet to the emergency vet immediately. Intensive treatment like skin grafts or reconstructive surgery may be required to save your pet and allow for proper healing.




Once treated, continue flushing and bandaging the burn at home as directed. Watch for signs of infection like increased pain, redness, swelling, or pus. Ensure your pet receives pain control, and limit activity while recovering. With prompt vet care and dedicated after-care, most pets can heal well from burns and scalds, though severe cases may require weeks or months of recovery and rehabilitation. By remaining vigilant and getting your pet proper treatment without delay, you'll give them the best chance of overcoming this traumatic injury.


Expert Emergency Care for Pet Burns


If your pet suffers a burn or scald, the emergency vets are always available to provide prompt, expert treatment. Severe Burns


For severe burns that blister the skin or damage tissue, seek immediate emergency care. The sooner they can treat serious burns, the better the outcome for your pet.  they can hospitalize pets for IV fluid therapy, pain management, bandage changes, and other intensive treatment.


Difficulty Breathing 


If your pet is having trouble breathing after a burn, call us right away. Inhalation burns or burns to the face/airway require oxygen therapy and close monitoring. Our emergency staff is trained to stabilize airway burns and get your pet breathing comfortably again.  


Paw Pad Burns


Burns to the paw pads are extremely painful and require bandaging and pain control. they will clean, medicate, and properly bandage the burned paw pads to promote healing and mobility. Less Severe Burns


For minor burns that cause redness but no blistering, you can give your pet a cold compress for 10-15 minutes, 3-4 times a day to provide relief from discomfort. Call us if redness persists for more than 2 days, if blisters form, or if your pet seems painful. they may recommend oral pain medication, antibiotic ointment, and other remedies to aid healing for less serious burns.


When it comes to any type of pet burn or scald, don't hesitate to call the emergency expert. They're here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide fast, compassionate burn care for the furry members of your family.

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