Collaclot and Pet First aid for bleeding

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Tail amputations

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In this video, we're exploring the complex issue of tail amputations in pets, a situation that presents unique challenges. Tails contain numerous blood vessels, which can lead to excessive bleeding following an amputation. Additionally, as animals are inclined to wag their tails, any healing or bandaging efforts can be disrupted, leading to renewed bleeding.

In other articles, we've discussed how to dress wounds and the use of cohesive bandages for secure adhesion, especially important in the case of tail injuries. Normal bandages may not stay in place due to the movement of the tail. Therefore, for amputations, a cohesive bandage is often the most effective option.

In the case of a full tail amputation, like the one we're discussing here, COLLACLOT™ can be applied to the wound's surface. It's necessary to keep the animal calm during this process, as a distressed or agitated pet can be a risk to your safety. Once COLLACLOT™ is in place, it begins working to halt the bleeding and promote healing. This is a crucial step before transporting your pet to the vet.

After ensuring the COLLACLOT™ is secure and no bleeding is visible, a cohesive bandage can be used to maintain the dressing and COLLACLOT™ in place. Given that COLLACLOT™ aids in healing, tail wagging should pose less of a problem.

Remember to take the amputated part of the tail to the vet. Though reattachment is often difficult, it's important to present all the available information to the veterinarian. Since an amputation also introduces the risk of infection, the use of COLLACLOT™ provides an added benefit by inhibiting bacterial growth.

Once your pet is stabilised, seek veterinary attention immediately. The faster your pet receives professional care, the better their chances for a full recovery.