Welcome to your Dog First Aid & CPCR
Regarding a dog’s pulse and respiration, the bigger and older the animal, the faster they breathe and the faster their heart beats.
A good treatment for heat stroke is to cool the pooch from the paws up by wetting the paws, belly, pits and groin areas with cool water.
If your pet is experiencing a Seizure, grab his tongue before timing the seizure.
If your dog is bitten by a rattlesnake, you should give him a double dose of antihistamines and vigorously exercise him.
How does dog first-aid differ from human first-aid?
A first-aid kit is only good if you know how to use the items, replace used ones and replace items when they expire.
When cleaning up vomit or diarrhea, it is best to get these out of your first aid kit:
Ticks can cause disease in our pets ranging from Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease and more are emerging. Talk with your vet for the best preventative. All medicines have risks but it may be a bigger risk to not use any and have your dog get a tick-borne disease!
Rescue breathing is best performed by blowing into an animal’s mouth.
Capillary Refill Time is checked __________ and determines ____________
If you find a pet who has a pulse but is not breathing, you should perform chest compressions.
The best method of removing a tick is what?
According to the American Animal Hospital Association, how many more pets could be saved if just one pet first-aid technique were applied prior to getting veterinary care?
Bloat can best be described as:
For a simple digestive upset, the best home remedy is:
In addition to monitoring your dog’s eating, drinking and bathroom habits, you should:
A dog can suffer from heat stroke if:
Spaying & neutering can lower the risks of certain cancers, diseases & infections in dogs and does NOT make pets fat or lazy.
If you find a dog in a pool or lake, it will be easy to get the water out of his lungs by holding him upside down.
Brushing your dog’s teeth could prevent bacteria from getting into his bloodstream and traveling to his heart valves or kidneys.
Induce vomiting in your dog if:
If your canine pal has a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, you should quickly take him to the vet even if you are able to quickly bring his temperature down.
When performing CPR on a medium to large dog, breathe twice and then compress the chest 30 times before breathing twice again. Every four rounds, check for a pulse.
A dog with pale gums should be:
To stop heavy bleeding, you should do what?
If you notice your dog’s pupils are unequally dilated, it could be the sign of a tumor or concussion, so you should:
A wound that is bleeding profusely is most likely caused by damage to a vein or artery and direct pressure must be applied immediately followed by elevation and pressure on the appropriate pressure point if needed.
When performing CPR on a small dog, using two fingers for chest compressions or the “Taco” method can be effective.
Food, bacteria & saliva form plaque on your dog’s teeth. If you don’t brush them at least every 48 hours, plaque turns to tartar which can inflame gums, cause abscesses and allow bacteria ultimately to get into the bloodstream.
If your dog is bitten by a rattlesnake, elevate the wound and get to the vet.
The signs of bloat include what?
For ear injuries, apply direct pressure to a downward-eared pet by lifting the ear onto the head of back of the neck.
You should take your pet to the vet if you notice any of these things during your weekly head-to-tail check-up:
Hydrogen peroxide is most often needed in our dog’s first-aid kit to perform what task:
Administering Benedryl and applying a cold pack is a remedy for what?
It is safe to feed your pets which of the following human foods:
If your dog swallows ammonia, laundry detergent or chlorine…dilute by making him drink water or eat non-fat plain yogurt, and get him to the vet!
If a dog is making a noise while choking, he is still getting air. Allow him a moment to cough up the obstruction on his own. If he can not, then safely attempt to get the object out of his mouth or perform which technique:
Dog first-aid is a replacement for veterinary care.
The correct dose of antihistamine for a dog stung by a bee is 1 mg per pound of your dog’s body weight. For any swelling, use a cold pack intermittently so as not to cause frostbite, but if there is excessive swelling or any breathing difficulties…get your pet to the vet!
Where is the best place to check a dog’s pulse?
If you suspect Bloat, give your dog a few antacids and wait to see if he improves.
Before performing many dog first-aid techniques, you may need to do what to your dog?
If you feel a pulse, do not administer CPR.
In addition to your Veterinarian, which numbers and addresses must you have easily accessible at all times for the sake of your pet?
Eyewash should contain only purified water or saline solution.
To treat for shock, elevate the dog’s hindquarters to promote circulation (only if he does NOT have a chest or head injury) and cover him with a sheet or blanket as you transport him to the Animal Hospital.
Flour, corn starch, baking soda, even white bread could be used in a pinch to clot a bloody toenail if you are without styptic powder.
A dog’s temperature should be:
You will recognize a non-venomous snake bite by a bruise or bite mark that looks like a row of teeth rather than punctures. For this injury, clean the area with antibacterial soap and watch for signs of infection.