Collaclot and Pet First aid for bleeding

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Amputations

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We're about to discuss how to manage an amputation in an animal, using a toy dog as an example for illustration. The type and severity of an amputation can vary significantly, and it may not always result in a large amount of bleeding. In certain instances, blood vessels can retract into the body, and the surrounding muscle might naturally halt the bleeding. However, in more severe cases, an exposed artery might lead to a dangerous amount of blood loss.

It's important to remember that this is a severe and distressing injury. It's essential to keep the animal as calm as possible, enlist help, and be mindful of potential aggressive behaviour due to the pain. The two immediate concerns in this scenario are the life-threatening blood loss and the risk of infection from the exposed bone.

COLLACLOT™ is particularly useful in such situations. It not only covers and protects the wound but also helps to prevent bacterial growth due to its natural properties. To use it, place the COLLACLOT™ over the wound. When dealing with an exposed bone, avoid applying direct pressure by using a dressing with a hole in it. This can be achieved by simply making a cut in the dressing.

The dressing is then placed over the COLLACLOT™, with the hole allowing the bone to remain exposed. If necessary, COLLACLOT™ can be packed around the wound to ensure maximum coverage. Once everything is in place and the COLLACLOT™ has effectively halted the bleeding, the whole assembly can be secured with a cohesive bandage.

Remember, under no circumstances should any of the dressings be removed before reaching the vet. The priority is to stabilise the animal as quickly as possible and get them to the vet immediately. Depending on the size of the animal, some of these steps may be performed during transport to the vet, but the primary goal is always to secure professional medical attention promptly.