When you arrive at the scene of an accident you must assess the scene of an accident, take a deep breath to calm yourself and check for any danger to your own personal safety. You must approach an injured dog slowly, keeping low and in a curved non-direct movement. Assess if the dog is conscious. If the dog is conscious you apply a tape muzzle to avoid being bitten or snapped at.
NEVER apply a tape muzzle if the dog is:
- Having breathing difficulties
- Has a jaw injury
- Is vomiting
- During a seizure
Cross the ends over, under the jaw and tie another half-hitch.