Fish Hook Removal Tip.
Do you fish? If so, do you take your 4-legged best friend with you? If you do, would you have any idea how to remove a fish hook should your dog get one stuck in a paw or a lip? Here is the proper way to remove a fish hook.
Push the hook through the skin until the barb emerges and clip it off with pliers or a wire cutter. If the hook is small, you can attempt to remove it at home, if it is not lodged in an area that is not extremely sensitive, such as the skin of the leg or the body. Removal becomes very difficult if the hook is in an area of the face or feet, unless the dog is sedated by a vet.
Be careful if you use a treble hook. Dogs can get into these just as easy. If your dog gets into one of these hooks, cover the hook with a towel so your dog won't get more barbs in him/her. Dogs also will swallow a baited hook. If this happens, DO NOT pull the hook back out the mouth. It will get hooked on the esophagus or the stomach and will increase the difficulty to the vet that will do the surgery, as this is the only way to get a swallowed hook out. Cut the line as short as possible and immediately get to a vet.