Priority: Immediate


  • This is an emergency.
  • Contact your veterinarian or after-hours emergency care facility immediately.

Symptom Considerations

  • Blood loss and infection are the main concerns.
  • All burns should be assessed by your veterinarian as soon as possible.
  • Some questions to prepare for:
    • When did the burn occur?
    • How did the burn occur?
    • Have you treated your dog at home?
    • Have you given your dog any medication?
  • Depending on the severity, your dog may require:
    • Treatment for the burn
    • Bandaging
    • Oral medications (pain relievers, antibiotics)