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Q. I found a hurt shrew to day, it has a gash on its side near its stomach. Can I wrap a bandage around it to stop the bleeding?

Answered By
JULIA HENWOOD

A. I wouldn't recommend wrapping a bandage around it as firstly you may get bitten but also it could cause internal trauma as it will need to be tight to stop bleeding which will cause internal damage. You are best to take it to your local vet or wildlife centre as they can give appropriate treatment and pain relief and medications. It's best chance is by getting professional treatment.


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