First Aid is a temporary measure. Problems that worsen over several hours and/or are accompanied by pain, weakness, difficulty breathing, bleeding, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, and fever, need immediate attention.
BLEEDING Wrap a towel around the wound and apply direct pressure
call AmbuVet to transport to a Veterinarian immediately
DIARRHEA Withhold food and offer small frequent amounts of water. After twelve hours introduce small amounts of soft bland food, such as boiled rice, boiled chicken, or cottage cheese. Avoid hard foods.
FEVER
You can take your pet's temperature with a Vaseline-lubricated rectal thermometer. The normal temperature range for a cat or dog is from 100 to 102.5F. Temperatures over 104 degrees need prompt medical attention.
MEDICATION
Never give any medication in any quantity to your pet without the direct advice of your veterinarian.
POISON
Read through these symptoms and FAQ's on the webiste for The National Animal Poison Control Center to find out more information on poisons and condition of your pet.
INFECTION
Small frequent urination and straining can be a sign of a urinary tract infection. See your veterinarian today if there is blood in your pet's urine. If your male cat seems to be trying to urinate and nothing is produced, this is a sign of a possible blockage and is an emergency.
VOMITING Withhold food and offer small frequent amounts of water. After twelve hours introduce small amounts of soft bland food, such as boiled rice, boiled chicken, or cottage cheese. Avoid hard foods. If the Vomiting persists while withholding foodcall AmbuVet for Veterinariany transport immediately.
FIRST AID HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

COTTON BALLS/COTTON SWABS: For applying ointments or cleaning a wound SELF-ADHESIVE BANDAGES
FIRST AID CREAM OR ANTIBACTERIAL SKIN OINTMENT
SYRINGE: For giving medicinces or liquids
HAIRBALL REMEDY STERILE GAUZE DRESSINGS: To help stop bleeding and protect wounds until you get to the vet. GAUZE BANDAGE (1-2 INCHES WIDE)
RECTAL THERMOMETER
TWEEZERS: To remove ticks, glass or foreign objects from your pet's skin

-Erin Burya DVM

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