Pet owners do everything they can to keep their pets healthy. Despite your efforts, you may encounter situations where your pet’s safety is at risk. Since it’s not possible to prevent every emergency, every pet owner should know how to handle urgent situations to avoid panic. Blue Lake Animal Hospital offers advice for navigating these instances. Here are a few first aid tips that you should know about.
First and foremost, you should remain calm and properly assess the issue. It’s natural to feel stressed when your pet is in a critical situation, but confusion will only delay the care your pet needs. Without startling your pet, observe what the problem is:
Take note of anything relevant to the situation, such as whether your pet may have consumed something toxic or if they were in an accident. This helps our veterinarians act fast and administer the correct treatment.
The idea of preparing for an emergency can be overwhelming. If you aren’t sure where to start, try building a pet first aid supply kit. Having these on hand will significantly reduce the stress if your pet was injured or suddenly became sick since you can quickly access the kit.
We suggest having these supplies in your first aid kit:
In doing so, you’ll have everything you need in one place rather than frantically searching for the supplies during a high-stress situation.
Pets may act aggressively or be confused when they are injured. Pain can cause your animal to react in unexpected ways, which can lead to bites or scratches. Even if your pet typically has a gentle and calm temperament, approach the situation with caution.
Always remember that first aid is not a substitute for professional care and should be followed up with veterinary assistance. Call Blue Lake Animal Hospital for an appointment.
Prevention is key to supporting your pet’s ongoing health. We devise an individualized strategy to keep your pet healthy and happy.
We perform standard and specialized surgeries to address your pet’s health concerns, including spays, tumor removal, orthopedic surgeries, and more.
Vaccinations are an important part of preventing communicative diseases. Keep your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations right at our office.
Dental health is essential to your pet’s overall wellness. Our dental services cover all of your pet’s oral health needs, from tooth extraction to cleaning.
Year-round heartworm prevention is key to keeping your pet healthy. We provide FDA-approved treatments to prevent infection.
Fleas and ticks aren’t just a nuisance: they pose a serious threat to your pet’s health. Protect your pet with preventative medicine.
Pocket pets have unique health needs. Our team addresses your pet’s health issues and develops a strategy, so they feel like their energetic self.
We provide comprehensive reproductive care for pets, including artificial insemination, neonatal care, fertility exams, and more.
Rely on us when your pet needs urgent care. We know emergencies are stressful, so we treat urgent health concerns with the utmost care.
Managing your pet’s medical needs is easy when you use our online pharmacy. Renew your pet’s prescription and purchase FDA-approved medication right from the comfort of your home. If you have any questions, contact us to speak with a trusted veterinarian.
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Dr. Will and the staff at Blue Lake Animal hospital are phenomenal. They have taken wonderful care of my cats over the past year. Dr. Will is an extremely knowledgeable and competent vet. He always takes the time to listen to your questions and concerns. He gives thoughtful…