Emergency Care for Dogs and Cats

Calling the veterinarian for help in an emergency is the first step. Your veterinarian may give you instructions on how to administer first aid and transport your pet securely. With the advice of a veterinary specialist on the phone, you may be able to discover life-threatening respiratory, breathing, and circulation problems. You can donate monthly for the emergency care for dogs and cats.

The following are some examples of situations that necessitate emergency veterinarian attention:

  • Poisoning

  • Severe pain

  • Severe or uncontrolled bleeding

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Eye injuries

  • Suspected bone fractures or inability to move a limb

A strip of cloth can be used to make a makeshift muzzle. Find a lengthy strip of fabric, such as a cloth bandage or rope. Make a huge loop in the center of the bandage (with a half knot). Approach the dog from the side or behind, put the loop over the end of the nose, and gently tighten the loop over the snout with the loose ends to the sides of the head.

Step 1: Cross the bandage ends below the dog's jaw.

Step 2: Tightly bind the crossed ends behind the dog's ears at the rear of the neck.

Any animal that is injured or in agony may bite or scratch you. You must approach injured animals with caution, and you must first take safeguards for your own safety.