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 an ear ?
Before making the bandage, put a compress bent over backwards into the auricle to prevent the blood from passing inside, and if possible clean and disinfect the wound before putting a compress on it. Fold the wounded ear lengthwise and stick her on the top of the skull.
An about 2m band (6.5 ft) is needed to bandage a cat ear. Any bandage begins with a holding turn to hold the beginning of the band in position. For an ear, the holding turn is made on the forehead and passes in front of ears and on the bones of the jaw.
- Pass the band on the wounded ear.
- Go BEHIND the other ear.
- Go under the jaw.
- Pass on the wounded ear.
- Go IN FRONT of the other ear.
Zorro agrees to present this bandage, but without the compress in the ear :
At the end of the bandage, attach the end of the band under the last turn, and fix well with the plaster.
This bandage is also suitable for dogs with straight ears. For a dog with floppy ears like our friends Tommy ou Bentley, don’t fold the wounded ear at the very beginning of the bandage, but turn it flat over on the top of the skull.