5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PET FIRST AID
The best scenario for any pet owner is to never have your pet experience any emergency treatment. Prevention is the best cure possible, so do everything that you can to pet-proof your home. The major five things you need to know about pet first aid are stated below because knowing how to comfort an injured pet can help minimise your pet's anxiety and pain.
1) Broken bones – Fractures are typically classified as either “open” or “closed.” Limping and whining are two strong symptoms of a broken bone. Therefore the prime objective of therapist to minimize the pain, reduce the possibility of additional accidents, and avoid infection of open wounds. For all the above-stated cases, there are three primary rules:
- Do not try to re-set a fracture.
- Do not use antiseptics or ointments on open fractures.
- Take your pet to a vet immediately.
2) Poisoning – If you suspect that your pet has been poisoned, then seek out for the evidence to which your pet was exposed to. Consumption of the poisonous product will lead to certain illness thus in order to reduce the side-effects immediately try to induce vomiting in your pet. Afterwards, collect anything that your pet has vomited or chewed, wrap it in a plastic bag, and bring it to the veterinarian’s office.
3) Vomiting – Typically, the safety aid for your pet’s vomiting will involve removing the food and water for at least 2 to 3 hours. Until the vomiting has stopped feed nothing to your pet. You can then slowly reintroduce water and then a bland diet. Moreover, If the vomiting contains blood or it is frequent, contact the veterinarian immediately.
4) Choking – This isn’t a major issue if your pet is coughing while choking because this signifies that your pet is able to breathe. But there is a quick need to rush to a vet if your pet becomes unconscious. Worthwhile travelling you can look for the object which might be making an obstruction. It can be the tongue of your pet or something else and if witnessed, try to remove it gently.
5) Burns – First aid care for burns are as follows:
- The primary goal is to reduce the burning sensation and this can be achieved by pouring the cold water on the affected area.
- Afterwards, a pack of a cool compress must be implied for about 5 to 6 minutes.
- The suitable ointments specially labelled for burn damage can be applied.
In the case of burn damage to a deeper layer transport your pet to a vet.