If a dog has been injured and needs to be moved to assure its and your safety, you will need to follow a few pointers to ensure that your dog is safely and comfortably transported. You will need to first ensure that the injury does not appear serious. Do not overly Yet another shock to the dog by attempting to move it aggressively. Never try to move your dog by orienting it to the truck, by trying to position the dog into a sitting or lying down position, covering the injured area with blankets and/or a towel, and by calling your vet.
Once you have decided that your dog is safe and that no harm will come to the dog or you, you will want to approach the dog gently. You will want to find a neutral site to transport the dog too. You can either use a closet, or a box or simply tie the dog to a leash near to you. Tie the dog securely, but do not choke it.
If you have an owner with a small dog, you will want to make sure that you safely restrain the owner in the vehicle. You want to make sure that the dog cannot distract the owner from driving. If you use a tie or choke chain, make sure that the chain is fairly snug on the dog but that it does not cause breathing problems.
Once you have prepared yourself for the safety of traveling with a dog, you must ensure that your dog is safely restrained. Never leave a dog in a parked car, even if you have left the windows “cracked” or the air conditioner ” blasting”. Even if the windows are not cracked or the air conditioner is not blasting, the inside of a car cools rapidly. In just a few minutes, the car can heat up to 40 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). If an animal is threatened or starts to overheat, it will die a horrible death. You do not want to be responsible for the horrible death of your pet. If you cannot take the necessary precautions, you must leave the animal home.
If you have to transport your dog by ground, take precautions to ensure that it is not infected with the disease ( such as contracting kennel cough), or injured in any way. Do not put anything in the crate with the dog, and do not allow anyone to put any type of clothing or object in the crate with the dog. Do not transport the dog on an empty flight, and do not transport the dog on a flight with a delay or any number of cabin changes. If the dog is not one of the large breeds, get a carrier big enough for the full-size dog, and make sure that person can lift it into the carrier after you hand it in at the check-in counter.
If you had to retrieve your dog from a car accident, muzzle it before you reach the veterinarian. If you cannot muzzle the dog, then take some cotton rope and wrap it around the dog’s neck, or tie two knots on each side of the rope. Maintain this until you get to the veterinarian’s office. If you don’t wrap the rope around the dog’s neck, then the rope will become a muzzle, and the dog will be unable to breathe. When you reach the veterinarian, allow the dog to approach the muzzle.
Let the veterinarian examine the dog and then give it to you to properly evaluate. If you have any questions, then you may want to consult an expert to help you.