Your injured pet should be moved as gently as possible. Try to get help to support the pet. Spread a blanket and supporting the head, back and pelvis, transfer the pet. If you can’t get help, gently move the pet to the blanket one part at a time. With help you can move the pet to the car. Check breathing. Check pulse. If you don’t feel anything, you can give artificial respiration by pushing with both hands on the rib area and releasing, repeated every 5 seconds. Massage the heart by squeezing the left side of the chest behind the elbow, one squeeze per second. If shock is suspected, place the pet in a warm, quiet area and cover with another blanket. If you have a hot water bottle, place it next to the pet. Call the vet or animal emergency immediately while transporting the injured pet.
Keeping our pets safe is a major concern. Just like a household with small children, a household with pets must be pet-proof, since there are many hazards in ordinary household items. Safety is also imperative outside the home: in the yard, in the car and while taking a stroll. Seasonal hazards exist too. Summer and […]
When making New Year Resolutions for yourself, keep your pet in mind too. Here are some things you can do to give your pet a happier, healthier, longer life. Don’t overfeed your pet. Obesity leads to many diseases. Feed your pet a species appropriate food of high (human) quality. Exercise your pet according to his/her […]
Humans aren’t the only ones who have to deal with arthritis. Dogs and cats are both susceptible to it as they age. Arthritis is sometimes caused by infection of the joint, but most likely it’s just due to wear and tear throughout the years. Unfortunately, pets can’t explain their symptoms, which can make it hard […]