Friday, August 22, 2008

Keep a First-Aid Kit

As responsible pet owners, it is important to keep in mind that accidents do happen. What do we do when our pets are bleeding? Don't panic!

The care doesn't have to be fancy but effective. Keep your dog calm. When you see where the blood is coming from - get a clean cloth or towel and apply gently pressure on the wound. Don't use a tourniquet. Just gentle pressure and go see your veterinarian.

Having these items in a conveniently located first-aid kit will make it much easier in case something does happen to your pet. Take a minute and consider what should be in your dog's home to help him in the case of an emergency.

Included in the kit should be the number of your vet or local pet ER. This way, if you don't know what to do they can help guide you until you can get to the clinic.

3 comments:

Cats said...

Keeping a first aid kit close by is a very good idea indeed for any pet owner ~ thanks for this post :)

Isaac said...

AccordingFIRST AID to the professionals in medicine, first aid which is the very first assistance offered to save a life, should be given until the casualty is placed in the careful hands of nurses and doctors to responsibly handle them.

Pet Care said...

Yes, you should always keep a first aid kit handy...and make sure it has everything in it! It's one of those things a lot of people don't think about until you they really need it.