Pet first aid: How to help your pet if they’re in grave danger 5



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In an emergency, calling your vet is essential – but it’s not the only thing you can do for your pet. By reading this guide and recognising the symptoms, you can take simple steps to help save your pet’s life.

5 top tips to help you save your pet’s life in an emergency

1. Call the vet ASAP

If your pet is seriously ill, or you are in any doubt, call the vet before giving first aid.


2. Prevent accidents

Look for potential hazards in your home and garden, and act to prevent accidents.


3. Keep the guide close

Make sure you have this guide on your phone at all times so you can respond in an emergency.


4. Stay safe

Check that you won’t be putting yourself or others in danger before giving your pet first aid.


5. Don’t panic

Staying calm will help you give the best care to your pet in the quickest time.

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  1. My poor Bob the cat went in to the vet to board for the week,and he was freaked out because he has only gone there on an emergency or to have his shots. I felt badly but we made a decision to drive to Brissie and our lovely Vet had a place vacant so we know he’ll be well looked after for the w

  2. My vet is 50 klms away but my dogs are always taken if need be most times it is for there injections and kennel cough otherwise just the worming and flea prevention and nail cutting so l am lucky any poisons are well away out of reach and l never use snail bait ( if you need to ) put a small pile in your garden bed with a small pot over the top the snails goes in and eat the bait

  3. Beer is good to kill snails too and they don’t drink much… would be much safer than snail pellets.

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