How to Care for Your Pet In An Emergency


Do you know what to do in the event of a pet emergency?  We know that t isn’t always easy to keep a level head when your furbaby is in danger.  These tips will help prepare pet owners for what they should do in the event of an emergency.

First Aid Tips:

How to Manage Poisoning –

While some pet poisons are obvious (antifreeze, cleaning products, insecticides), others are not.  Many foods that are good and even healthy for humans are dangerous to your pets.  Regardless of what pet poison your furry friend comes into contact with, these are the steps hat you should follow.
  1. Identify the Toxin – Do you know what your pet ingested?  Take a look at the label and look for the active ingredients.  You should try to estimate the length of time between when your pet ingested the poison and when you discovered it.
  2. Call The Vet – Give our office a call after you notice that your pet has ingested a poison.  You can also contact the Pet Poison Hotline by calling 855-764-7661.
  3. Don’t Induce Vomiting – Some toxins may cause more damage when you attempt to encourage vomiting.  Speak with a professional veterinarian before encouraging vomiting.  If it is decided that this is the right choice or your pet, hydrogen peroxide is a great way to induce vomiting.  Again, please contact a veterinarian before doing this.
  4. Give a Bath – IF the poison came into contact with the skin, give your pet a bth with mild soup.  However, check with your vet first to make sure that giving your pet a bath won’t cause the  toxin to spread.  This is especially true when it comes to toxins near your pet’s eyes.
  5. Bring Them to the Office – After you have done what you can immediately at home, it’s important that you bring your pet to the office.  Give usa call ahead of time to notify us of the situation and your arrival time.  Our experienced veterinarians will help make sure that your pet is taken care of.
This article offers more information on what to do in the event of a pet emergency.  If you have any questions, concerns, or you feel your pet is in an emergency situation, we encourage you to contact one of our offices.  Our experienced veterinarians are happy to answer any questions you have about how to make your furry friend happy, healthy and comfortable.

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