If your pet is unwell, then it can be useful knowing how to care for them. In the same way that we can do first aid courses to learn how to help humans in emergency situations such as if they have fainted or are choking, it is good to have the same sort of information with regards to your pets.
Many people feel that their pets are part of their family and if they were in a situation where they needed to administer first aid on the animal and could not, then it is likely that they would feel very guilty about that.
If you are a first time pet owner, then it would be a good idea to ask your vet for help. Even simple things such as administering medication to your pet, could be alien to you and if they have any basic guides covering all aspects of pet care, then these could be useful to you. They should be able to tell you any common ailments that you might might be likely to suffer from and how to treat them. They will also be able to tell you when to tell if your pet is unwell enough to warrant a visit to the vet. [Read more…] about Pet first aid