Do you know, April is the month of National Pet First Aid Awareness?
We at Livestoc have jotted down some important and useful tips for quickly responding to your pet’s emergency cases.
You can never predict an emergency or some injury in advance. It is better to be prepared with some first-aid kit and knowing what to do when such a thing happens out of nowhere.
Pet emergencies are nothing like what you face with your children because you are more aware of them. Your pet emergency can be extremely chaotic, but planning things out in advance can help you a lot.
We have listed certain instructions and first aid tips to guide you through the process.
Here are some of the essentials for basic first aid kit for dogs and cats
- Healing Cream and relief tablets
- Antiseptic wipes, wash or sprays
- Blunt-nose scissors
- Anti-allergic creams and tablets
- Plastic-syringe or eyedropper
- Cotton squares and Q-tapes
- Bandage along with scissors
- Tweezers and muzzle
The next important thing is that you should know what to do in risky situations. We would advise you to take some pet first aid class or carry emergency handbook with you at times of need. Always keep in mind to save contact info of vet services along with the medicines.
Every pet owner wants the best care for their pets. They seek to avoid any sort of unwanted pet emergencies and look after their health.
There are several safety measures that can be followed to help reduce risks.
- Eliminate the presence of toxic food, plants, and other dangerous products
- Install some invisible dog fences to help restrict our pets within the boundaries
- Assist them in pet training aids to help them develop healthy habits and low-risk behavior
By adopting these steps you can be sure that you have done the best to safeguard your pets. Along with this, you should also learn some primitive steps like:
- If you only have a few minutes to get to the hospital, be ready with pet’s ER information handy. This could really save your pet’s life and the doctor can really use medical history to prepare for the case.
- It is a good idea to train your pet for the evacuation plan. You should always be ready in advance for scenarios like fire, earthquake or another catastrophe.
Apart from the diseases that can’t be forecasted, there are some which can be noticed by seeing symptoms.
Some pets are more prone to certain diseases, like a lot of dogs suffer from common parasites. You should keep an eye on simple symptoms and take the necessary steps to help save your pet.
Dogs suffering from diarrhea sometimes have blood in the stool. The dog starts to lose weight, has dry hair, loses appetite, has a distressed appearance, and shows worms in his vomit. This means they need a little extra care and attention.
You should also keep a check on your dogs/ cats health, especially after any outings. The first step is that you should remove the tick(s) as soon as possible and look for any rashes.
The removal of ticks means, there are slight chances of disease transmission from tick to your pet.
It is advisable to use tweezers to get the grip of the tick as close to the pet’s skin and gently pull the tick free without twisting it or crushing the tick during removal.
- Another precautionary measure is that you should not use alcohol or petroleum jelly to remove the tick. This might even cause the tick to regurgitate saliva into the wound and increase the risk. Increased risk means that the tick might infect the pet.
- Crushing, twisting or jerking the tick out of the skin while its head is still inside might have bad results for your pet.
- The last point to pay attention while removing the tick, crush it in a napkin and avoid contact with the tick fluid so that you don’t carry forward the disease.
All of these are just precautionary measures, so you need to be careful at every step. You should seek professional medical assistance whenever you are confused about your pet’s health or in case of any serious emergency condition.