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.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to become specialized cells such as skin, bones, muscles, etc. The two main sources of stems cells are embryos at the embryonic stage of development (blastocyst) and adult tissue. They can be found in bone marrow, blood vessels, muscles, skin, liver, the brain, nasal mucosa, fatty […]
There are no quick ways to diagnose gastrointestinal disease in pets. Many diseases and conditions show similar symptoms and have to be ruled out. Signs of GI problems as well as other conditions can be diarrhea, vomiting, inappetance, weight loss, dehydration. Your veterinarian will begin the examination by taking a complete history of your pet […]
Early detection of disease such as cancer, flea and/or tick infestations, lumps and bumps, wounds, infections, can mean the difference in saving your pet (and you) a lot of pain and heartache and keeping your pet healthy. You can begin by getting your pet used to your touch, all over the body, when the pet […]