May 20, 2013

How to Care for Your Pet

It is important to learn how to take care of our pets when they are trouble, before running to the Vet doctor. This way we’ll be able provide first aid that could sustain them before the Vet starts his work.

First, just as you keep first aid kit for kids in your home, it is also important to have such for your pet in case it gets injured. There are basic things that should always be in your kit: gauze used for wrapping injury, hydrogen peroxide, needle-less syringe that can be used to administer medication and adhesive tape. Though this is not comprehensive, it gives you a head start in taking care of your pet.

When your pet is bleeding, apply pressure on the area until the bleeding stops. Even though you have first aid kit, ensure you call your Vet and also make sure you don’t use a tourniquet on the animal.

Veterinarian Petting Dog

In extreme cases where the pet stops breathing, then you may have to apply breathing directly into its nostrils; apply massage also on its heart alternatively with the breaths. This is important if observe heartbeat but no breathing.

Further, if the pet is vomiting or has diarrhea, you have to keep food away, but provide water so the pet doesn’t die from dehydration. You really don’t have to take care of this alone, take the animal to the Vet.

In the case of a poison, take note of the materials it swallowed, as well as the amount taken. This will give the Vet some clue as to what to do for your pet. Taking poisons does not call for vomiting, do not induce it.

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