Should My Indoor Cat Have Pet Insurance?
There’s no doubt outdoor cats have a higher potential for…
We’ve created a simple checklist for you of the items to include in your pet emergency-ready kit:
In addition, there are several tips to be aware of when handling an injured pet. Never assume that even the gentlest pet will not bite or nip when injured. Pain and fear can cause instinct to take over and your pet may display primal behaviors while you’re treating him. Don’t try to hug or comfort your pet and keep your face away from her face, as this may scare or further injure the animal. Perform an assessment of your pet’s injuries slowly and gently, and stop if the animal becomes agitated or aggressive. If possible, try to wrap or split any injuries before moving your pet. Call your vet or emergency animal hospital on the way so they are prepared for the nature of the injuries when you arrive. Keep in mind that any first aid performed on your pet should be considered an intermediary measure pending examination by your veterinarian. Once you have stabilized your pet, call your vet immediately for further guidance.
Please see links below for further information from the American Veterinary Medical Association: