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dog chewed on cord and got electrocuted what to do if

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dog chewed on cord and got electrocuted what to do if cant get to a vet
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 9 years ago.
HiCustomer

If you think your puppy chewed through a wire, it is important that your puppy be seen. The electric shock from chewing on a cord can have very bad side effects not to mention the burns that occur in the dog's mouth. You can read about this here:
http://www.petplace.com/small-mammals/electrical-injuries-in-small-mammals/page1.aspx
http://www.doctordog.com/dogbook/dogelec.html

You can rinse out the pup's mouth with cool water to help with any pain she may have, but she really needs to see your vet. If finances are an issue, perhaps one of the following organizations can help.
Help-A-Pet   http://www.help-a-pet.org This group helps low income families with vet care.

IMOM http://www.imom.org   This organization help people with emergency medical care in some cases.

Care Credit http://www.carecredit.com Quick application and approval for care credit card. You can sometimes apply and get approval while you are at the vet office.

American Animal Hospital Association
http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/home/
Helps animals that have been abandoned or if the owner is having financial hardships

Angels 4 Animals http://www.Angels4Animals.org
This organization offers financial aid or treatment to those pets and owners in need.

God's Creatures Ministry
http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.html
Help pay Vet bills for those that need help

The Pet Fund http://thepetfund.com/
Helps provide emergency vet care to those in need.

United Animal Nations http://www.uan.org/lifeline/index.html
They help rescuers, low income and homeless pay for vet care.

I hope this information is helpful to you.