During Pet First Aid Awareness Month we will be bringing you weekly posts about how you can keep your pet safe and happy. Preventable accidents are the leading cause of death and injury in pre-senior dogs and cats. We know that accidents happen, something harmful may be left in reach of your pet, they get into something in your backyard, or something unforeseen happens while you are walking them. If an emergency happens it is always smart to be prepared.

Make sure you have your vet, and after-hours vet, and an animal poison control in your phone or in a place that you can get to quickly. We have provided you numbers to some local DFW vets, emergency vets and animal poison control here.

Have a pet first aid kit stocked and within close proximity. You can buy a Pet First Aid Kit, start with a Human First Aid Kit and add the extra items, or create your own first aid kit. Below are items you should have in you Pet First Aid Kit which you can put in a container that you can take with you anywhere.

Pet First Aid Kit Contents

Remember to replace items that are expired or after use.

Take a Pet CPR & First Aid Course so that you can be prepared and confident if an emergency happens to your pet. We teach and recommend PetTech™ PetSaver™ Training since this course is the most comprehensive training we know of. We teach you about how to care for your pet’s teeth, how to care for your senior pet, as well as teach you first aid skills and CPR.

Check out our events page to see when the next CPR class is near you!

References
Thom Somes (2017). Pet CPR, First Aid & Care PetSaver Program Handbook.