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How to Handle a Medical Emergency

The single most important thing you will need: a clear level head. Stay calm! If an emergency should arise, your pet is counting on you to focus and provide the necessary attention and care.

This information is not intended to take the place of expert veterinary care. It is only intended as assistance to help you determine if you have a serious situation and to help you maintain your pet's life until you can obtain medical attention.

    DOs and DON'Ts

  • Do not struggle with an uncooperative animal.
  • Do transport the animal to a veterinarian.
  • Do not pull an object that does not come out of the throat easily.
  • Do transport the animal to a veterinarian.
  • Do not pull out fish hooks or embedded objects because this will cause further injury.
  • Do transport the animal to a veterinarian.
  • Do not pull on a thread if some of it has been swallowed. Thread is sharp and will cut like a knife.
  • Do transport the animal to a veterinarian

About Pet First Aid

This First Aid Guide was developed by the veterinary staff at Dr. Sherry Weaver's Animal Hospital of Towne Lake in Woodstock, GA. Always seek veterinary care following first-aid attempts. Your veterinarian is the best source of information for your pet’s specific needs. This information is provided for general reference and informational purposes only and should not be construed to be formal professional advice or the formation of a consultant-client relationship.

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