In an Emergency:
- Don't panic. Remember, your pet's well-being depends on you.
- Call your veterinarian or emergency clinic, immediately.
- Handle your pet with care. An animal in pain will bite. Muzzling may be necessary for your own safety.
- Control any bleeding by applying direct pressure to the wound.
- Transport your pet carefully using a blanket or stretcher. Find someone to help you transport your pet, if needed.
Remember, prevention is better than any cure. Keep your home and yard safe for your pet. Potentially harmful objects, such as brittle bones or toys that can be swallowed and poisonous materials such as household cleaners, medicines, insecticides and antifreeze, should be kept out of reach. Ask your veterinarian for more information about basic animal first aid and how to handle emergency situations involving your pet. Be prepared by obtaining a small first aid kit.