Approach your pet slowly and remain calm. Muzzle your pet or have someone restrain your pet.
Examine your pet’s entire body for bleeding, lacerations, and signs of pain. Multiple lacerations can be hard to find under the hair and fur.
Flush each laceration with sterile saline solutions. Large lacerations can be bandaged to control bleeding until you can seek veterinary help.
Do not use a tourniquet to stop bleeding. Use firm pressure on the wound. Seek veterinary care as soon as possible, lacerations are worse “under the surface” where you cannot see them and often need to be sutured and antibiotics may be started to prevent infections.