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February 21st, 2010, 12:01 AM
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Let me state without question, always consult with your veterinarian. No question is too trivial when it comes to keeping our pets safe and healthy.
Of course, prevention is what we need to strive for. Hopefully you will never have to encounter any of these situations.
Here are a few of the more common situations that may arise. Treat them as best you can, and then call or visit your vet. Please remember that injured animals may be afraid and in pain, and they may bite. Please be careful!
Cuts, bite marks, puncture wounds, etc. Gently clean the area with warm water.
Heat stroke. Watch for symptoms like uncontrollable panting, collapse, a blank or "fixed" stare, or even unconsciousness. Move your pet to a cool, quiet area and offer him or her some water.
Car accidents. Your pet is likely to be in shock; try to keep her quiet and warm, and try to stop any bleeding. Take your pet to the vet immediately - use a blanket or a board to get her there. Be very careful ... your gentle sweet pet may bite if she is frightened or hurting.
Bee or wasp stings. If you can see the stinger, take it out. Then wrap the affected area in a cool damp cloth. Watch for severe reactions - most pets should recover fairly quickly, but call your vet if yours does not. Burns. Apply cold water to the affected area and call your vet.
Poison. If you suspect your pet has been poisoned, call your vet immediately. Do NOT attempt to make your pet vomit. Your vet may be able to coach you over the phone, or may ask that you bring the pet to the clinic. Provide all the information you can. For example, if you know your pet has ingested a poison, tell the vet what it was, how much, and when it occurred.
Eye problems. If your pet is squinting and seems unable to open his eye, consult with your vet. The sooner, the better - eyes are a delicate organ and you don't want your beloved pet going blind or losing his eye!

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