First Aid for Your Pet = Warm Compresses

Your pet has a wound that will benefit from a warm compress. All you need is a clean, soft cloth and warm water. Soak the cloth in the water, wring partially and then apply the cloth to the wound with gentle pressure. Re-warm the cloth as it cools. Do this for about 5-10 minutes several times a day.

The benefits of a warm compress are:

  • Decreased swelling
  • Decreased pain
  • Improved circulation
  • A cleaner wound
  • A more comfortable pet


  • Antibiotics ___________________
  • Anti-inflammatory ______________________
  • Pain ________________________
  • Other ______________________

Recheck ____________________