Medical emergencies can be a serious matter for any pet owner. Unfortunately, pet owners will often be poorly prepared when one of these situations arises, and this can put their pet at a higher risk of suffering serious complications or death. In order to be a responsible pet owner, there are some steps that should be followed so that you can help to reduce the risks of these situations arising and be able to respond as quickly as possible when they do develop.
Ensure Your Property Is Safe For Pets
If your pet will be spending a lot of time outside, you should invest the time in making sure that as any of the outdoor hazards are minimized as possible. This will include ensuring that your pet will be unable to come into contact with toxic substances, escape from the property, or get attacked by other animals. This may require treating the property with snake repellents, installing a fence, and generally working to keep the yard maintained. Additionally, you may want to have an automatic water dispenser for your pet outside so that it can avoid the risk of becoming dehydrated. These steps can be lengthy and expensive, but they can be worth it to avoid putting your pet at a higher risk of injury than is necessary.
Keep A List Of The Closest Veterinarian Offices
When your pet suffers a medical emergency, it is imperative for you to be able to respond quickly to it. Unfortunately, many people will not have the contact information for the closest veterinarian clinic or pet hospital, and this can lead to potentially dangerous delays. To help you be prepared to quickly seek medical care for your pet, you should have the phone numbers for the veterinarian clinics that are closest to your home. When preparing this list, you should also include the contact information for any after-hours clinics, as there are likely to be times when your pet needs medical care at unusual hours or on holidays.
Have An Emergency Kit Prepared
While taking your pet to the veterinarian clinic is an immediate step that you should take, there may be instances where you need to provide immediate care to your animal before it can be transported. Often, this will involve bandaging wounds to slow or stop bleeding. By preparing an emergency kit that has the supplies that you would need to clean a serious wound, you can be able to help stabilize your pet before taking it for medical care. In this kit, you should also include any medications that your pet may require in an emergency.Share
27 September 2017
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