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.
How intelligent is your pet? Research on animal intelligence is a fairly new field but a lot has been learned about how animals think. Charles Darwin, when explaining how human intelligence developed, theorized that it must have developed from animal intelligence. He argued that animals face the same challenges humans do – finding a mate, […]
The recent loss of my beloved Timo made me think of how we can remember our pets after they cross the Rainbow Bridge. I chose to place Timo in her favorite spot in my garden. We covered her grave with beautiful stones and I placed a plant in the center. A headstone or plaque can […]
Excessive drinking in pets should not be taken lightly. Average intake of water for a 20lb. dog is about 3-4 cups. A 10lb. cat drinks about 2-4 oz. or 6 teaspoons per pound. Pets that eat only dry food may drink more. During the heat of summer, pets may drink more too. The larger the […]