First aid for pets: this is how to do it
- Observe and assess the situation, try to determine the cause of the injury (this is very important in case of poisoning).
- Examine the vital body functions: pulse, respiration, reflexes and mucous membranes.
- Apply life-saving measures if necessary: breathing, stopping bleeding, chest compressions, etc.
- Prevent the situation from getting worse: apply an emergency splint, wash away poison with water ...
- Call for help: call the vet or veterinary clinic or have someone call for you.
When to provide first aid?
Why and how to restrain an animal?
Restraining a dog:
When your dog keeps struggling each time you touch him or he won't lie still, it’s necessary to put him in a restraint hold. Place the dog on his good side, i.e. on the side where there are no fractures, wounds or bleeding. Then take hold of the legs lying on the floor or table and lift them slightly. This way, the dog can no longer stand upright. Let someone else keep the dog pressed against the ground by putting his or her forearms in the animal’s neck and groin. Depending on how hard the dog struggles, this person will have to apply more or less pressure. Once the dog realises that it’s better not to struggle, he will surrender.
Restraining a cat:
Restraining a rabbit:
Restraining a small animal:
Restraining a hamster:
To lift a hamster, make a small bowl with your hands and make sure that the hamster can’t escape. You can also secure a hamster by grabbing it by the neck as the animal has plenty of skin left in this area, which makes this very easy.
Restraining a ferret:
A ferret should be handled in the same way as small animals: with one hand around the chest and, if necessary, with the other under its hindquarters. Ferrets often use their teeth to explore and can bite quite hard. In this case, you fix the animal by grabbing it by its neck.
Restraining a bird:
First aid for the skin
Bees and wasps
Cuts and abrasions
What’s in a first aid kit?
De Firts Aid Kit Premium contains the following items:
• Self-adhesive bandages – 10 pcs
• Alcohol pads – 6 pcs
• Insect sting pads - 4 pcs
• Non-adhesive compress 5 x 7.6cm - 1pcs
• Non-woven gauze 7.5 x 7.5cm - 2pcs
• Gloves – 1 pair
• Triangular bandage 96 x 96 x 135cm – 1 pcs
• Scissors and mittens
• Tick tweezers
• Adhesive tape (1 pc)
• PBT bandage 5cm x 4,5cm – 1 pc
• PBT bandage 7,5 x 4,5 m – 1 pc
• Standard bandage 8 x 10cm x 4m – 1 pc
• Emergency blanket 130 x 210 cm – 1 pc
• 420D nylon bag
• Instant ice pack – 1 pc
• Disposable syringe – 1 pc
• Basic rubber tourniquet – 1 pc
• First aid guide
• Metal tweezers
• Cotton buds – 10 pcs
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