What Is Pet First Aid?
Pet First Aid is the initial treatment given in a medical emergency. The purpose of pet first aid is NOT to replace proper veterinary care, but to preserve life and reduce pain and discomfort until proper care can be sought. The following are some tips for pet first aid until you can get your pet to a veterinary facility.
What You Can Do While Seeking Help
Staying calm is the single most important thing to do if your pet is experiencing an emergency. Contact your Veterinary Hospital or Emergency Center, inform them of the situation and get first aid advice. Keep your pet warm, as quiet as possible, and keep movement to a minimum; especially if there is possible trauma, broken limbs, or any neurological symptoms. Pets in shock or in pain may panic and bite. Remember to drive safely.