Natural Remedies for Pet Burns

Your pets can get burned in a number of ways, such as being scalded with hot water, from the chemicals they get into or even being afflicted by sunburn. Here are some of the best natural remedies for pet burns.

Types of Burns

There are three main types of burns:

  • First degree burns
  • Second degree burns
  • Third degree burns

First and second degree burns can often be treated naturally, at home. If your pet has a third degree burn, you will need to seek medical attention immediately.

Natural Treatment for First and Second Degree Burns

The first thing you should do when you suspect your pet has been burned is to examine the area under the fur. As long as the skin is not broken, you should either submerge the area in cold water or apply a cold, wet compress. Never apply ice to your pet’s burn, because it can end up making their pain worse.

After you cool your pet’s skin with cold water, there are a few natural products you can use as a natural soothing and healing agent. Some of the most common ones you may have in your home are:

Gently rub the product onto the burned area before you bandage it. You can also rub on the burned area regularly, when you change the bandages.

If the blisters on the burned area are closed, you can apply a sterile bandage. However, if the blisters have burst open, do not cover the burned area with a bandage. That area will need air to hit it in order to heal properly.

At this point, you can let the burn heal naturally. Change the bandages and clean the wounds regularly. If the blistered area becomes worse, or does not heal, it may become necessary to consult your veterinarian.

Third Degree Burns

If you suspect your pet has third degree burns, you should not attempt to try to treat them at home. There are no natural treatments for third degree burns. You should take your pet for professional care immediately. If your pet has third degree burns, his skin may be a white color, or even black and charred. It can get infected very easily, and will take a long time to heal.

If your pet gets burned, it can be a traumatic experience for both of you. It will not be so traumatic if you know what to do. If your pet has first or second degree burns, he can be treated naturally at home.