April is Pet First Aid Month and Braxton’s Animal Works is reminding you to take a minute and brush up on your first aid tips, so you can care for your pet should the need arise.
It’s always a good idea to see your veterinarian if your pet gets hurt or sick. However, you may need to give your furry family member first aid until you can make it to the vet.
Do you know what to do in a pet emergency?
The Red Cross can help you learn how to respond to health emergencies and provide basic first aid for the four-legged members of your family. Practice and preparation will help you remain calm should an emergency situation arise. They offer Dog First Aid, Cat First Aid, and Cat and Dog First Aid classes ranging from 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours.
Finding a class is easy. The Red Cross in our area offers a variety of classes both online and in person.
If you want to be prepared at all times, consider downloading The American Red Cross Pet First Aid App. This Pet First Aid App is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app is the perfect on-the-go reference guide for pet owners to have on their smartphones. Be prepared to deliver fast and effective care for cats and dogs, along with several other features!
DIY Pet First Aid Kit
A Pet First Aid Kit is an essential item for the responsible pet owner to keep handy. It can be used for everyday tick removals, insect bites, extra water for a walk in the park, and of course when emergency help is required for your pet. The ASPCA Pro has put together a list of items that should be included in your DIY First Aid Kit.
Ready Made First Aid Kits
If DIY is not for you, no problem! Braxton’s offers several ready-made kits that are both affordable and space-saving. You’ll have everything you’re likely to need in a small convenient package. Stop in and check out our selection.