Pet Emergency; are you ready to act?

Would you know what to do when your pet needs you most?
(Lisa Faust; RMSAAM PetTech CPR instructor) Would you know what to do when your pet needs you most?

As pet owners and animal practitioners it is our duty to make the lives of animals better. As your knowledge in animal care advances, are sure you have the information and skills to be ready in an emergency? Have you kept pace with the changing needs of the aging animals in your life or practice? Would you know what to do when your pet/client needs you most?

Younger dogs are curious, active and quick, all the while doing some really silly things like swallowing a pair of your knee high stockings; would you know what to do? Or the car is leaking anti-freeze and your dog runs in the garage and rapidly laps up the spill. Now what?

What about emergency pet care, are you prepared? Do you have a Starter First Aid Kit for your pet along with a muzzle for YOUR safety? What about your Senior Pet-izen™, elder pets require a different level of care; do you know those signs, symptoms, and risk factors?

What about ongoing dental care for your pets, things you can do regularly to avoid expensive dental surgeries and tooth loss. Just like us, if the mouth is filthy, and not cleaned up regularly gum disease and tooth-loss occur. Periodontal disease causes more problems than tooth pain. Four-legged’s with unchecked gum infection may be at a higher threat for heart, kidney, and liver disease.

Join certified PetSaver™ Instructor Lisa Faust for an eight-hour course covering the following topics, on September 9th! Click here to register.

  • Restraining and Muzzling – any pet that is in pain or is going to be moved into pain can and will bite.
  • Primary Assessment – in the first 15-25 seconds of you being on the scene you will know what to do and what actions to take.
  • Rescue Breathing – the pet has a heartbeat and is not breathing.
  • Canine and Feline CPR – the pet has no heart beat and is not breathing.
  • Choking Management – conscious choking, unconscious choking (witnessed and found).
  • Bleeding and Shock Management – restraint, muzzle, elevation, direct pressure, pressure points, immobilization, shock management, and transportation.
  • Snout-to-Tail Assessment for Injury and Wellness – a deliberate and systematic assessment from the snout to the tail of the pet with intent and purpose, looking for any injuries the pet does not present to you; or for wellness to create a base-line for your pet’s health.
  • Assessing the pet’s vitals – if you know what is normal for your pet you will be able to quickly recognize when your pet is presenting not-normal.
  • Pet First Aid Contents – equipment and supplies for putting together your own first aid kit for your pet.
  • Insect Bites and Stings and Snakebite – definition, causes, signs, and actions for survival.
  • Heat and Cold Injuries – definition, causes, signs, and actions for survival.
  • Seizure – definition, causes, signs, and actions for survival.
  • Caring for your Senior Pet – Senior Pet-izen care, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and euthanasia.