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.