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.
When our pets make their final journey to the Rainbow Bridge, many of us receive signs from them once they have crossed over to that world where they are now running painfree and happy. The bonds we have with them cannot be broken by death. The following are stories from those that have received signs […]
The latest data from The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) shows that for the first time there are now more AVMA members than ever before with a total of 79,432 vets as of December 31, 2009. And for the first time in history, there are more female than male veterinarians! In 2009 female vets (44,802) […]
Travel with a pet can be both fun and rewarding. It does, however, require a bit of advanced planning. Not all lodgings and attractions will accept pets and those that do may have a size limit. Other restrictions may apply, such as restraining the animal or keeping it away from certain areas. Another thing to […]