🆘 Did you know that April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month?
Though it’s always smart to take your pet to a veterinarian if they need care, a time may come in when you may need to give your furry family member first aid until you can make it to the vet.
🚨 Make sure you’re prepared for an emergency. Prevention is key!
Here’s what you can do this month to prepare:
🐶 Learn CPR for pets. We have a video for this on our website under Blue’s Blog. Consider taking a Red Cross course and downloading a Pet First Aid app on your phone.
🐱 Take the necessary steps to reduce any choking hazards, poisonous or toxic substances like xylitol and chocolate, and pet suffocation dangers like chip bags, snack bags, and pet food bags within your home.
🐶 Cut up all bags, secure all trash cans, and store chips and snacks in glass bowls or containers instead of bags.
🐱 Have a pet first aid kit fully stocked and easy to access in your home. Include your pet’s vet and medical records, backup medications, hydrogen peroxide, antibiotic ointment, gauze, scissors, medical tape, wet wipes, blanket, travel food bowls, packets of food and water, a flashlight, and an extra leash and poop bags.
🐶 Learn more about common signs of need for pet first aid including bowel obstruction, choking, suffocation, broken nails, dog or cat bites, abscesses, and poison and toxins ingestion.
Rest easy knowing you’re prepared, if need be, for your pet’s health emergency!