Are You Prepared To Keep Your Pet Safe?

Besides nutrition, keeping our pets safe is one of top concerns for all pet parents.  April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and what better time for pet parents to brush up on life saving plans-of-action and restocking your pet’s first aid kits.

Cheryl Douglas · April 27, 2022

Are You Prepared To Keep Your Pet Safe?

 

Besides nutrition, keeping our pets safe is one of top concerns for all pet parents.  April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and what better time for pet parents to brush up on life saving plans-of-action and restocking your pet’s first aid kits.   Of course, as any pet parent knows, if your pet does get hurt and/or sick, contacting your Vet immediately is “Pet First Aid 101”.   

But would you know what to do in the case of an emergency; during those crucial minutes it takes to get  your beloved companion to the Vet?  Do you know how to give your pet first aid?  There are many different scenarios that every pet parent should be prepared for. 

With summer quickly approaching, you may have plans to go camping, boating, hiking, etc.  with your four-legged friend.  These fun summer trips may take you to rural, remote areas, and the nearest Vet could be many miles away.   We have all heard the popular phrase that, “Prevention is the best medicine”, so let’s first make sure we have the tools and knowledge we need to keep our fur babies safe. 

According to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, having a Pet Poison Prevention Kit may just save your pet’s life in the case of an emergency.  Here are some important items you will need in this kit: 

  • Liquid dishwashing detergent
  • Rubber glove
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Bulb syringe
  • Saline eye solution
  • Tweezers

Another life saving technique you should know how to perform is the dog heimlich maneuver, in the event your pooch becomes choked, and time is crucial. There are multiple Youtube tutorials that you can watch to help teach you the proper steps, or you can always contact your vet for local training classes.  

In addition to your Pet Poison Prevention Kit, and First Aid Training for Pets, a well stocked Pet First Aid Kit is very important to keep in your home or packed in your luggage when preparing to take Fido on a trip. There are many excellent First Aid Kits for Pets, so it is important to do your research when choosing the best kit for your pet and your lifestyle. 

Remember, if you ever suspect your dog is suffering from poisoning, call your emergency veterinarian right away. You can also call the 24-hour ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or the Pet Poison Hotline at 855-764-7661.


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Cited References 

https://dogtime.com/dog-health/36111-poison-prevention-tips-dogs

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Cheryl Douglas

Cheryl Douglas

Cheryl joined the BARF® World family in 2017. She offers strong Administrative Support to the BARF® World office, handles our Logistic needs, as well as Customer Service and Sales. She is passionate about pets; specifically rescue dogs. She is a Minnesota native and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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