None of us really think about it, but what would you do if something happened to your pet? Are you prepared in case of an emergency?
The American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of the United States have offered some tips for pet owners who may experience something like this in their lifetime.
First and foremost, you should use caution if something happens to your pet because they may be scared and confused. Even though you may be their owners for years, they still may try to bite or scratch you. Always keep your face away from their mouth. This may cause the animal to be scared of you.
Make sure you have your veterinarians’ phone number in your phone or an emergency pet number. You should muzzle your pet in order to prevent it from biting you. The AVMA notes, if necessary, — and your pet is not vomiting — your pet can be muzzled with a towel, gauze rolls or stockings (dailyherald.com).
Wrap a small pet in a towel and put in a confined area (small box) and for larger pets, you should use a blanket as a sling to transport them. Try not to put any pressure on the injured area because you can worsen the condition.
The AVMA provides this reminder: “Always remember that any first aid administered to your pet should be followed by immediate veterinary care. First aid care is not a substitute for veterinary care, but it may save your pet’s life until it receives veterinary treatment (dailyherald.com).”
Last but not least, in case of an emergency, click the 24/7 EMERGENCY button on BregmanVetGroup.com, or directly from the Bregman Vet Group application. The button will connect you with our answering service. Please leave your name, number and a brief message and a member of our staff will be available to answer your questions.
If you have any questions or need to speak to a veterinarian when your pet gets injured, please call us at one of the Bregman Vet Group hospitals. We are here to help you and make sure you get your pet to us as quickly and safely as possible.