Must Know Top Tips For Pet First Aid – Le Wag
Must Know Top Tips For Pet First Aid - Le Wag

Must Know Top Tips For Pet First Aid

Must Know Top Tips For Pet First Aid

Whether you're sitting by the fire in these colder months, setting out for your morning runs or relaxing at home. It's important to always be prepared. Emergencies are thankfully infrequent and uncommon but having everything you need on hand for minor emergencies can instil confidence and security to yours and your pets wellbeing. 

We've compiled a list of must haves so you can feel confident to respond in a cool, calm and collected mannerism that our pets need.
Firstly, a good knowledge of the heimlich maneuver and pet CPR are an excellent addition to your 'Pet Parent' responsibilities. Pets can get over excited, swallow items and these can be fatal if they become lodged in your pets throat.
Being prepared for an instance like this can save your pets life! The risk of being bitten or causing harm to your dog is at high risk if they do accidentally choke on something. Acting fast with the knowledge and confidence of a pet first aid class in your toolbox can quickly resolve an emergency that may occur.
We have first aid kits on hand at all times for ourselves and there's no reason not to have one for our four legged family members too. The list above will give you a good foundation if an accident should arise at home or outside. Keep one in the car and another at home so you are prepared at all times. Be sure to check the expiry dates on medications regularly and always consult your vet in advance before administering medication to your dog.
Dogs nails can split, break and dewclaws are especially vulnerable for getting caught in places. 
It is best to seek a professional to perform nails trims, especially if your dog has black nails. 
If you do run into an accident with nails or minor wounds apply trimmex wound powder on the wound. It will help the bleeding to stop. If trimmex is unavailable to you. Baking soda or cornstarch are just as efficient. Always wash your hands before treating your pet or wear rubber gloves. Once the wound has stopped bleeding place an absorbent bandage around your pets wound to allow it to heal.
Seizures are more common in pets than we realise, they can arise due to multiple triggers. Do your best to remain calm in this situation. Act fast to remove any items around your dog.Refrain from touching them and dim the lights. Time the seizure and call your vet. Wait for the seizure to stop before taking them to the vet.
Your pet may be thirsty after a seizure, offer water to ensure they're hydrated.
Our dogs are curious little creatures and catching a bee can be a fun recreational activity. Unfortunately it's not the safest. If you notice your dog has been bitten by a bee, gently remove the sting with a tweezers. Offer treats to keep your pet distracted. Cleanse the area with warm water and apply bicarbonate of soda to help it heal. It's important to note that if your pet has been stung on the nose or mouth, call your vet immediately as it may interfere with your dogs ability to breath.
Just like us humans, dogs experience shock after an accident or trauma. It's important to remain calm, your dog will pick up on your distress which will panic. Offer your dog calmness and reassurance. Place a blanket over them to keep them warm. If they've been in an accident, call the vet immediately and follow their instructions. Avoid moving them unless your vet tells you.
Stay safe and be prepared for peace of mind. 
We hope this had added value to your pet parenting tool box. Please like and share to help keep our furry little friends as safe and loved as possible at all times.

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