It happens so quickly you are still laughing while you run. You are on your knees at your dog’s side and you can see blood soaking into the fur. You panic, you don’t know what to do, who to call, how to find help. Then your dog is up on their feet again, licking your face and ready to go. It's only a scratch, really, nothing to worry about.Whether your pet needs emergency treatment or just a little cleaning up after a spill, you need to be prepared. Dogs run, wrestle, and explore the world with their mouths just for fun. Cats may seem more cautious but they are aerial acrobats, placing their trust in the security of a side table or window sill.How to Be Prepared for Pet First Aid
April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, so we're spreading the word about keeping pets safe. It doesn’t do any good to worry excessively, but being prepared can make any bad situation better.Any time your pet suffers from an injury you should ensure their health with a visit or call to the vet, but sometimes a scrape or bruise is just that, something to slap some antiseptic or a band-aid on and keep on playing. Other times there might be some need for immediate palliative care as you set up an emergency vet visit. Don’t be caught off guard in these situations.Find out how to stop a dog bleeding and get them to the vet
, and when you can and can't treat a cat's wound at home
.Get the Right First Aid Gear
Did you know there are special first aid products that are specifically made for dogs and cats? Stop trying to fit that little kid’s band-aid over your pooch’s paw and arm yourself with the right products to do some emergency medical care.PetCareRx has the products that will help you feel in control in bad situations. Take a look at our first aid gear
and rest easy when you are playing with your high energy pet.Now, time for another round of tug-of-war!