BEFORE helping an animal, you need to :
– Protect yourself, protect the present persons, and protect the animal : muzzle the animal and held him, establish a safety zone, or go away from a danger zone, and put gloves on.
– Give warnings : warn the veterinarian, and if needed the police or the fire brigades.
How to bandage a paw ?
If there is a small wound, you need to clean it if possible, to disinfect it, and to put a compress on it before making the bandage.
An about 2m band (6.5 ft) is needed to bandage a cat paw. Any bandage begins with a holding turn to hold the beginning of the band in position. For a paw, the holding turn is made under the joint.
- Begin from the TOP of the paw and come down in diagonal up to the end of the paw.
- Cover well the end of the paw, and go back up UNDER the paw, by following the same diagonal.
- Go to the other side of the paw by following the holding turn OVER the paw.
- Come down in diagonal UNDER the paw up to the end of this one.
- Cover well the end of the paw, and go back up ON the paw, by following the same diagonal.
- Go to the other side of the paw by following the holding turn UNDER paw.
Our friend Fluffy kindly agreed to help us to make this video :
To wrap the paw well, diagonals will be slightly moved, what will reveal a chevron motive on the bandage.
At the end of the bandage, nail the end of the band under the last turn, and fix well with plaster.