PET FIRST AID, LEARN TO SAVE YOUR DOG’S LIFE AT HOME
What to Do if Your Dog Is Choking: A Dog First Aid Manual is most important to have handy and available in emergencies.
This has got to be every pet owner’s nightmare…
You are going for an enjoyable stroll while their dog frollicks with his buddies at the dog walk. While playing catch with a tennis ball your dog inhales the ball.
He gasps for air and while he’s struggling to breath, you run over to him, then he drops.
What would YOU do??
I used to think that reaching inside his mouth and removing the ball was all there was to it, but I, along with most people would be wrong with this assumption.
First, it’s difficult to get your hand deep to the back of the throat, especially in a smaller dog.
Second, many balls get wedged so far back in the throat, that NOBODY can use their hand to remove them.
You could pick him up in your arms, carry him to your car, and rush to the closest Vet. But You need to go fast, for if you don’t get there in 2 minutes, then its TOO LATE.
What would You do with a Choking Person? The Heimlich.
With a Dog: The Heimlich.
You Hold him upside down, with his head pointing down and his spine against you.
You give repeated sharp thrusts to the abdomen.
You lay him down and sweep the throat again for the ball.
You repeat this until the ball comes out.
My Labrador Lady actually had this happen. My husband, picked her up and proceeded to perform the above procedure and the ball just popped out.
This saved her life. If I had been alone with her I wouldn’t have known what to do.
Knowing what to do in any emergency situation can mean the difference between life and death.
The point of this is not to scare you, but to make you aware. Accidents, seizures and emergency medical problems can and do happen, every day. As a responsible pet owner, you should know what to do in the event that your pet is in need of emergency care.
The purpose of Pet First Aid is the same as with us humans… it’s to ensure, as much as we can, that our patient (our pet!) is taken care of as best as possible, so that when we arrive at the emergency vet, our pet has the highest possible chance of survival.
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- The signs to watch for if your pet has NECK PAIN. How to decide if it is serious, PLUS how to respond at home.
- CPR. What to do if your pet STOPS breathing, if your Pet is Choking or her Heart STOPS.
- Abdominal Wounds. Emergency At Home Care, What to do if the organs are showing and The “secret” household item that could save your pet.
- Treating your Pet for Shock – exactly what to do to ensure that your pet survives while on the way to the emergency veterinarian.
- Chest Injuries in Dogs and Cats – the Quick Actions you must take IMMEDIATELY.
- What to do if your pet is Poisoned – four specific common poisons and how you MUST treat them at Home.
- The two extremes of temperature, Heatstroke (Hyperthermia) and extreme cold, Hypothermia. How you should immediately respond – and what you SHOULDN’T do.
- Bleeding in Your Pet – How to End it FAST it. Pressure Points to slow the flow, PLUS Stopping Ear, Head and Nose Bleeding.
- Snake and Spider Bites – What you MUST do first to Stop the toxins… this simple step can save your pet.
- A vomiting dog or cat needs this to happen FIRST. Know exactly what you must give, PLUS natural at home remedies.