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.
Why Do Animals Have Tails?
Animals have tails for several reasons, including balance, communication, navigation, and defense. Some animals like monkeys have tails that help them grab onto tree limbs for climbing and sometimes to grab food. Farm animals such as cows, sheep, horses and goats swish their tails to keep flies away. Horses that have their tails cut lose […]
Food Allergies in Pets
Only about 10% of pet allergies are food related. Sometimes what is considered a food allergy is actually food intolerance. A food allergy occurs when the immune system believes an ingredient is harmful and sends antibodies to fight the invader. Food intolerance is when the digestive system cannot digest a certain ingredient or ingredients. Some […]
About Testing and Re-testing Pets
There have been incredible advances in veterinary care over the last few years. However they come at a cost, both financial and emotional. State of the art equipment as well as the use of new drugs and vaccines have become the norm in treating pets, particularly in the field of cancer studies. Treatment is not […]