These pictures show how to properly restrain a dog while blood is being drawn from a front leg (top) and a jugular vein (bottom). Notice how the person doing the holding keeps the petís head under control and prevents the dog from backing up with their body. When drawing blood from the leg, the holder places one hand in the elbow region, with the thumb over the top of the leg. The thumb holds off the blood vessel and rolls the vessel to the very top of the leg by rotating the wrist to the outside.


This picture shows how to restrain a dog using a dominance restraint technique. The dog is placed on its side, while the holder grasps both lower limbs. The personís elbows and chest can be used to help place pressure on the dog when needed. The dog can be held in this position until the desired response has been obtained.


This picture shows a properly placed muzzle. Notice how the nose of the dog fits snugly in the muzzle and the straps from the muzzle go completely around the base of each ear. A video of this procedure can be found below.


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This picture shows how to make a homemade muzzle out of a strip of gauze or material. Muzzling is very important before trying to move an injured animal that may bite out of fear or pain.

First, make a large loop in the middle of the material by tying a simple overhand knot. Coming from behind the dogís head, place the loop over the dogís nose.


Make the loop taut by pulling on each end of the gauze/material. Make sure the loop is snug, but not so tight that it cuts into the animalís skin or causes the pet pain.


Take the ends of the gauze/material and cross them under the petís chin. Bring each end below the ears and tie them snugly behind the head.

A video of this procedure can be found below.


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