Top 5 Conditions Needing Pet First Aid

July 8, 2011 by Kelley  
Filed under Dog Health

Next Saturday I am taking a Pet Tech’s PetSaver Training class. My pets are like my kids. I do my very best to always protect them and keep them free from harm, but just like human children eventually they’re going to get into trouble. It’s my responsibility to know exactly how to respond if they get hurt, which is why I have been wanting to take a pet first aid/CPR class since I first found out about them. In honor of taking that class, here are the top 5 conditions that may require pet first aid.

Open wounds – which can happen from bites, cuts, lacerations and abrasions.

Choking – Dogs are more prone to choking than cats, because cats are finicky eaters and do not inhale their food.

Heat Related Injury – this includes heat stroke and burns. As many of you know dogs cool themselves by panting and can get overheated very quickly, especially if left in a car during the summer.

Insect Bite, Sting and Allergic Reactions – ants, bees, wasps, spiders, pretty much any insect or arachnid.

Snakebites – whether or not the snake is poisonous, the bacteria in a snake’s mouth can cause infection.

I have had First Aid/CPR for humans many times and consider my dogs just as important, which is why I am looking forward to my upcoming Pet Tech’s PetSaver Training class. After I complete the class, I hope to share photos and information with you.

Do you know what to do if one of the above medical emergency’s were to happen to you? If you answered no, I recommend taking a pet first aid/CPR class.


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5 Responses to “Top 5 Conditions Needing Pet First Aid”
  1. Kay says:

    I am glad you are going to take the dog first aid class. Very few dog owners think it is important to know what to do. It’s as if they think the dog just won’t get hurt or stung or bit. I have been an EMT for many years and have seen many different types of injuries on humans and in some cases dogs that were in the car or truck and left free to roam around. I admire you for your dedication to your dogs.
    There are a lot of good safety items and first aid kits available.

  2. Kelley says:

    Thanks Kay,

    I’m looking forward to the class. I agree it’s best to be prepared because you never know what your pet is going to get into or have happen to them.

  3. This is a fantastic idea! I’d love to take a class like this.

  4. Kelley says:

    I’m really looking forward to it and plan on writing about it. How was/is Carmel? I have been considering taking my dogs for a trip and heard Carmel is really dog friendly.

  5. Jana Rade says:

    And bleeding, which may not be trauma related. Blood in urine, blood in vomit, blood in stool …

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