What would you do if:
...your dog ate a bar of semi-sweet chocolate that was left out on the coffee table?
...your cat had a seizure right in front of you?
...your dog was overheating on a hot summer day?
- ....your cat was suddenly limping?
This handy checklist gives you all the supplies you need to have for pet first aid. What's great is that many of the items in your family's first aid kit will also apply to your pet.
Knowing how to comfort an injured pet can help minimize your pet's anxiety and also protect you and your family from injury. The biggest thing when handing an injured pet is to NEVER assume they won't bite or scratch you. Pain and fear can make animals unpredictable and sometimes dangerous. We know that when you see your pet in pain your first impulse will be to comfort them, know this may scare them more or even cause them pain. Your next step is to examine the injury slowly and gently, stopping if your pet becomes agitated.
Follow the link above for instructions on providing emergency first aid if your pet has been poisoned, is suffering from a seizure or broken bones, is bleeding or has a burn, etc. There's also step by step instructions for pet CPR. This is super handy to have and put in your pet first aid kit.
When traveling with pets, it's always great to be prepared in case of an emergency. Check out the link above for a few easy steps to help you administer first aid treatment when you're out and about with your pet.
Natural disasters and unexpected catastrophes are heartbreaking period. If you live in an area that is prone to natural disasters, it's a good idea to have not just an emergency kit for yourself, but also for your pet(s). This link is a good-to-know resource for you and your pets in all situations.