Welcome to your Pet First Aid For Kids
To find the location of the heart – where you place your hands for CPR – gently bend the upper front leg of your pet (who should be laying on his right side) back until his elbow touches his chest. Where the elbow touches, is where you place your hands or fingers, depending on the size of the pet.
If your pet is choking and needs help, what should you do?
Regarding a pet’s pulse and respiration, the bigger and older the animal, the faster they breathe and the faster their heart beats.
Capillary Refill Time is checked __________ and determines ____________
Even your best friend might bite when he is in pain or afraid, so with the help of an adult, you may need to muzzle and restrain your dog or cat to look at an injury or get him to the Vet.
CPR is not a cure for what is wrong with your pet but allows you to be the pump his heart can’t be and circulate life-giving blood and oxygen until you can get the animal to veterinary care.
If your pet is experiencing a seizure, grab his tongue before timing the seizure.
Do not stare an animal directly in the eyes as it could appear threatening to him.
Do not touch an unknown injured animal, anything sharp or broken, spilled liquids, electric wires or anything unusual or dangerous.
Dogs and cats, like humans, are about 70% water and need a good fresh supply all day long.
Many things can poison pets. Keep dangers out of paws reach, but if your dog or cat ingests any of the following, take your pet and the poison to the vet at once.
Never raise your hand and pat an animal on the top of the head as it might make the dog or cat think you are going to slap him.
When performing CPR on a cat or small dog, using two fingers for chest compressions or the “Taco” method can be effective.
What is the first and most important thing to do when helping a pet?
A dog or cat’s temperature should be:
For an upset tummy, the best home remedy is:
For any swelling due to a bee sting, use a cold pack and call your vet. If there is excessive swelling or any breathing difficulties…get your pet to the vet immediately!
If you find a pet who has a pulse but is not breathing, you should perform chest compressions.
To stop heavy bleeding:
Before performing many pet first-aid techniques, you may need to do what to your dog or cat?
Never practice muzzling or bandaging on a dog unless he is seriously injured.
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.
If your pet is too hot, cool him off from the paws up to his belly with cool (not cold) water, take his temperature and get to the vet if it ever reaches 104°F or warmer.
A pet can suffer from heat stroke if they are left in a parked car or in a backyard without shade or water.
LISTEN for sounds such as ____________ which could help you provide an adult with important information.
Large dogs breathe 10-30 breaths per minutes and you can tell this by placing your hand where?
Where is the best place to check a dog or cat’s pulse?
If you think your pet has hurt his back, neck or legs, you should prevent him from moving and get him to the vet. He may need help to get there, so get an adult to:
If it is too hot for you to walk barefoot outside, it is too hot for your pet’s paws. If it is too cold for you, it is also too cold for your pet.
To treat for shock, elevate your pet’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.
An animal with pale gums should be:
Rescue breathing is best performed by blowing into an animal’s mouth.
A slow CRT could mean your pet is
After making sure you stay safe, what should come next when helping a dog or cat?