Dog First Aid:
Information That Can Save
Your Best Friend's Life

Do you know the basics of dog first aid?

dog paw injuries black lab with bandage

Would you know what to do if your dog suddenly started choking on a toy or a piece of food? What if he stepped on glass or some other shop object? Would you know how to deal with his dog paw injuries?

Canine First Aid Quiz

  1. Do you have a

    dog first aid kit assembled and ready to go?

  2. Do you have your veterinary clinic’s phone number programmed into your home and cell phones?
  3. Do you have the phone number and directions to your nearest emergency clinic?
  4. Do you have the phone number for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center or the Pet Poison Helpline ?
  5. Would you know what to do for a choking dog ?
  6. Do you know how to administer dog CPR ?
  7. Do you know the signs of canine bloat and what to do?
  8. Do you have a disaster kit prepared for your dog?
  9. Do you know the signs of frostbite in dogs and what to do?

How many of these questions did you answer yes to? Any of them? More than one? Could it be that you have some homework to do?

Just like babies, our dogs cannot talk to us and tell us what is wrong or where it hurts. But, unlike humans, their symptoms and responses to emergency situations may be different than we are used to. It is up to us to be able to read the signs and know how to take charge.

You can’t do your dog any good in an emergency if you are running around, confused and panic-stricken, because you don’t know what to do. Or, worse yet, if your lack of knowledge prevents you from even realizing that there is an emergency taking place. Unfortunately, such situations could cause your dog his life.

Please check out the "Quick Links" below and brush up on some dog first aid basics. After all, the life you save will be your best friend’s.

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Quick Links:
Choking Dog
Frostbite in Dogs
Heat Stroke in Dogs
Dog Paw Injuries
Dog Paw Care
First Aid Kit

Legal Disclaimer
If your pet is showing any signs of distress or you suspect your pet is seriously ill, contact your veterinarian immediately. This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care.

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