Pet Lover's Guide to First Aid and Emergencies

Pet Lover's Guide to First Aid and Emergencies

By Tom Day, DVM, MS, DACVA, DAVCECC, Louisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services, Louisville, KY


1. What is normal in your pet?
2. Learning to recognize an emergency
3. Emergency situations and what to do (and what NOT to do)

a. trauma
i. Hit by car
ii. Gunshot would
iii. Fight with another animal
iv. Falling from a height
b. difficulty breathing
c. seizures
d. cuts and gashes
e. excessive bleeding
f. snake or insect bites
g. heat stroke
h. poisoning
i. shock
j. open wounds with or without exposed bones, etc.
k. burns
l. etc.
4. How to perform CPR
5. Specific emergencies (examples) ? alphabetical listing

a. Abrasions (cuts and scrapes)
i. Causes
ii. Signs
iii. First Aid
b. Balance, loss of
i. Causes
ii. Signs
iii. First aid
c. Back, broken
i. Causes
ii. Signs
iii. First aid
d. etc.
6. First Aid Kit