First aid is the emergency help you give to an animal that is injured or has become suddenly ill. Combining commonsense, first aid skills and available materials, you’ll be able to prevent conditions from worsening, promote recovery and even save a life.
Keep in mind, however, that you are providing, especially in more serious incidents, temporary measures that will sustain the animal until you transport him or her to the veterinarian for clinical attention. (By the way, keep your veterinarian’s phone number near your phone.
Of course, it behooves us as their human companions to protect our loved ones from hazardous situations as much as we possibly can. Just as we keep a first aid kit handy for the humans in our household, we should put together items that we may need for helping our animal companions in an emergency. Here’s a look at some recommended options: