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Burns pose the threat of secondary infection, loss of fluids, and lack of electrolytes. Because of this, most pets that suffer burns should be evaluated by a vet. Burns can span in severity from singed fur and red skin to blistered or charred skin. As always, your first step for treatment is assessing the scene for safety. Check their vitals: of special importance is to monitor their breathing, as smoke inhalation can be a serious problem. Using cool water (not ice water!) to prevent the spread of heat to other tissues is effective. Wrap in a blanket or towel and transport to the vet.