Must-Know First Aid for Pets

by DFS-Pet-Blog on April 13, 2012

Flea-Tick-Preventives **Guest post from Ellen B.**

Pet owners want to provide the best possible health care for their pets. From applying flea & tick preventives, to remembering monthly heartworm preventives, and even doing home dental care, we want to take good care of our fur babies!

Sometimes the unexpected happens and we need to react quickly with first aid tactics to help our pets. Since April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, here are some important articles to help you be prepared to react quickly to a health situation for your pet.

Tip: Print these helpful articles and tape them to the inside of a cupboard or closet door so you can easily grab it when needed in an emergency.

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First Aid for Pets

(Source of all the above articles is – a fantastic website for pet care information written by the veterinary staff at Drs. Foster & Smith pet supplies company.)

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan Abbott April 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Great tips I learned a lot! My #PETS would love to win a Clean Response Swivel Bin and Rake!

krista B April 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I love these articles very useful info in them and u guys are great ats keeping FACT seperated from MYTHS… and there is alot of great info that you guys put on to the public regarding our fur-Babies keep up the great work!!!!!
( furminator) ……….. thanks

Roberta April 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Great info and very helpful. My dogs would love a Large Bristle Busy Buddy Bone #PETS

Nioaka April 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Always love the information for first aid! You’ll never know when you’ll need to learn it so it’s good to have.

Would love: Small FURminator deShedding Tool, Clean Response Swivel Bin and Rake, Large Bristle Busy Buddy Bone. #PETS

Kathleen Osborne April 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Thanks for the helpful hints. I have 5 dogs and 1 cat and can use all the help i can get. Would love the small furminator deshedding tool. #PETS.

Janet April 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

I am a fan of the first aid kit, can’t wait to compare content lists! With four cats and two dogs, plus pet sitting – I have used mine often, but the best time was when i sliced my own finger with company due any moment. The gauze, tape, scissors, and neosporin were all right there. Luckily i did not have to use the muzzle! I did have to add emergency direct phone numbers for pets and people – i taped them to the lid.
#PETS would love the Clean Response Swivel Bin and Rake

Recycled Pets NorCal April 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I think people should know if your dog suffers from heatstroke, the quickest way to cool their temperature may sound unusual but it is to put and ice cube in their rectum. It quickly and safely helps to bring the temp down. But, just keep you pets indoors where they want to be. My 7 dogs would much prefer laying on the cool tile on a hot day than being outside.

I want to win the Large Bristle Busy Buddy Bone

Heather l April 23, 2012 at 10:15 am

Great help. Going to make a first aid kit for the puppy dogs in my life. Great idea for a gift to the pet owners. I would love to win the Clean Response Swivel bin and rake. It would come in handy for cleaning up the Dog Park in town and of course when I go on poop patrol.

Melissa April 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

Its always a great idea to no about first aid regardless if its for your pet or a human….it can save lives either way. Would love to win…Small Furminator Deshedding tool Thank you #PETS

Rori Prairie April 23, 2012 at 10:26 am

Great Tips!! Clean Response 🙂

Thale H. April 23, 2012 at 11:03 am

These are great tips! Thanks for posting them. I put them with the other 2 quick cards I have on my fridge.
#PETS CatSpa

Jody Forsythe April 23, 2012 at 11:06 am

Great read & very helpful. I am taking a pet first aid course in June.
**kitty spa

David Y April 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

These tips come in handy! Thanks for posting them!
#PETS CatSpa

Martha April 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

Great tips. Thanks so much for posting. #PETS Cat Spa.

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