Pet First Aid: Tips every dog owner should know

Do you really know what to do if your pet is hurt? Knowing what to do or how to handle the situation, is something that every pet owner should know.

With this in mind, we want to share the top 10 first aid tips that can save your pet.

1.  Stay calm

The most important thing is, you should always stay calm. If something happened, be calm and try to think with a clear mind what you should do next. Stay calm for your pet, try to talk in a soothing voice, avoiding confrontational body language and direct eye contact.

2.  Try to reduce the risk

You can avoid incidents by reducing risks. Always start by safety checking your pet’s surroundings like you would with a child.

3.  Broken bones

After an incident, try to avoid further injury by preventing your pet from running off. If you suspect a break, everyday objects can be used to splint the injury, like toilet roll tubes, bubble wrap and tape to secure it.

4.  Poisoning

If you suspect your pet to be poisoned, do not attempt mouth to snout resuscitation as you may become contaminated yourself. Rather try to take them to a vet ASAP.

5.  Vomiting

If your pet has been vomiting for an alarming amount of time, take a t sample with you to the vet, it may help them identify any poisons and treat the pet more effectively. This can also apply to their feces.



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