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April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month, PetFirst helps pet parents prepare for the unexpected accident and illnesses of their pets.
Taking care of your pet in an emergency situation can be a challenge. Many families associate their pet similar to a family member and don’t want to see them in pain. So by taking time now to prepare yourself and a few supplies for a Pet First Aid Kit, you’ll be better prepared in time of an emergency. PetFirst shares tips and information on you can better prepare.
There are supplies every pet parent should have on hand in case of an emergency or natural disaster such as important phone numbers for the veterinarian, the emergency veterinary clinic and the Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435), as well as your pet’s medical history. It is also important to keep your pet’s collar with tag on your pet at all time. Make sure the tag’s information is up-to-date, as well as any microchipping information should your pet be microchipped.
Other general supplies to consider include:
Keep in mind your pet may be in pain, and may be scared or confused. Your pet, who is normally loving and gentle, may show aggression, growl and even try to harm anyone who comes near them. Keep these tips in mind as you assess your pet’s injuries:
To provide pet parents with more information on Pet First Aid, PetFirst has found the following information helpful from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA.org). To read more, follow the link below:
Basic pet first aid procedures provided byAVMA.org
Read our simple instructions for providing emergency first aid if your pet is suffering from poisoning, seizures, broken bones, bleeding, burns, shock, heatstroke, choking or other urgent medical problems. Print out a copy to keep with your pet emergency kit.
Should your pet be involved in an accident or become ill, pet insurance from PetFirst can reimburse pet parents up to 90% of their veterinary expenses. The time to get pet insurance is now, before an accident or illness occurs. For more information on PetFirst pet insurance and to customize your personal quote, click here or call 855-270-7387.