10 Pet First Aid Tricks You Need To Know

Having pets at home keeps you on your toes because you never know what kind of trouble they can get themselves into. This is understandable and normal. But as pet owners, we should know what basic things we should do in case they experience some kind of mishap. In these situations, knowing what to do and preparing for them is the key in saving your pet.

1. Gets Hit by a Car

This first thing that you have to do is to gently lay your pet on a towel or a board. This will make carrying him to your car easier. Lessen movement if you suspect broken bones. Make sure that you cover him with a blanket to avoid shock.

2. Ingests Something Harmful

Do not force your pet to throw up if he eats something poisonous. Doing so might cause more harm. Contact his veterinarian immediately. The veterinarian will determine if making your pet throw up is safe enough and will guide you on how to do it.

3. Cuts and Scratches

Just like in humans, you have to clean the wound and make sure it doesn’t get infected. Stop the bleeding. If bleeding continues wrap a towel around it and apply some pressure on the area.

4. Broken Leg Bones

If you think your pet has a broken leg, use a rolled up newspaper as a splint. This is just temporary. You will still need to bring him to the veterinary for proper bone setting or diagnosis.

5. Choking On Something

Clearing the airway is important, try to put him on his side and do an animal Heimlich maneuver. Put your palms at the end of the rib area, press it while pushing forward.

6. Having Seizures

For seizures, you have to clear the area where it’s happening from anything that can harm them. Talk to your pet in a reassuring tone during the event and once it ends, bring him to the vet.

7. Heatstroke Concerns

Wrap a wet cloth around his neck and head, making sure that he can breathe freely. Gently showering him in flowing water will be a great help.

8. When A Bee Stings

Bee stings can cause your pet pains and swelling. If the pain is minor, contact your vet to ask how much antihistamine is needed. If you notice that he has developed rashes all over the body and has difficulty breathing, rush him to the vet.

9. Burned Skin

Put the affected area under cool, flowing water for a few minutes and then wrap them in a soft towel before bringing your pet to the vet.

10. Keep the Numbers Handy

Make sure that you always have your pet’s doctor’s number and other emergency numbers on hand. This could greatly aid in your pet’s survival if an accident occurs.


Your pets trust you and look up to you as their savior, however, when they are in distress, they might bite you. This can be avoided by putting a muzzle on their mouth. Knowing what to do in emergencies will increase your pet’s chances of surviving or having the situation worsen.