Pet First Aid

Household items to treat injured dogs, cats, mammals & reptiles

COTTON BALLS/COTTON SWABS:

For applying ointments or cleaning a wound

SYRINGE:

For giving medicinces or liquids

RECTAL THERMOMETER:

To check for fevers

STERILE GAUZE DRESSINGS:

To help stop bleeding and protect wounds until you get to the vet. GAUZE BANDAGE (1-2 INCHES WIDE)

SKIN OINTMENT:

First aid cream or antibacterial skin ointment

TWEEZERS

To remove ticks, glass or foreign objects from your pet's skin

SELF-ADHESIVE BANDAGES

To remove ticks, glass or foreign objects from your pet's skin

HAIRBALL REMEDY

In case of blockage in cat, discomfort


Bleeding

Wrap a towel around the wound and apply direct pressure & call 1+ (800) Ambu-Vet or email 911@ambuvet.com for emergency, professional transport in our care to the closest Veterinary Clinic or Pet Hospital.

Poison

Visit website of Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) "Pet Hazard Info" to review poisons & symptoms. You may call the ASPCA 24-hour diagnostic hotline at 1+ (888) 426-4435 to help you and your pet.

Diarrhea

Withhold food & offer small, frequent amounts of water to avoid dehydration. After 12 hours introduce soft bland foods: boiled rice, boiled chicken, or cottage cheese. Fast breathing, dark (tar) or bloody stool or urine, fainting, or lasts more than 24 hours seek treatment.

Medication

Never administor medication, in any quantity, without Veterinary advice. Cough drops, cough syrup & Ibuprofen can all be toxic to animals. Visit website of Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) "Medication" or call the ASPCA 24-hour diagnostic hotline at 1+ (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Vomiting

Causes for vomiting include: head injury, meals, dizziness/ vertigo, groin pain, fever, stiff neck & headaches. Withhold food & offer small, frequent amounts of water to avoid dehydration. If the Vomiting persists while withholding food, call 1+ (800) Ambu-Vet for immediate transport.

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. Call 1+ (800) Ambu-Vet for immediate transport.

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.


First Aid is only a temporary measure until you can get to the vet. Problems that worsen over several hours and/or are accompanied by pain, weakness, difficulty breathing, bleeding, and/or vomiting can be serious; you must take your pet in for treatment.

Watch for Warning Signs, like those listed here. If you observe any of these symptoms it is important that your pet receive urgent care today. Call 1-800 AmbuVet daytime or night - Open 24 Hours, for immediate & safe consultation/ transport to the nearest veterinarian.

This is not medical advice, please seek treatment if your pets' problem worsens.

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