What To Do If Your Pet Needs Emergency First Aid
It’s 7:00 on a Sunday evening and you walked into the kitchen just as Clyde, your retriever, finished off the bag of chocolate chips you had sitting on the counter. Isn’t chocolate supposed to be poisonous for four-legged critters? What do you do? Who do you call?
In your haste to help your pet, you are unable summon a rational thought. If only you’d taken the time to put together that first aid kit that your veterinarian had recommended, you could have all of the supplies and information you need at your fingertips.
NB: I advise my clients to keep an electronic copy of their pets medical records. Ideally they would be on an easily transported USB “key” (or thumb drive). Also, for my local clients, fantastic 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency care is available at the Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS) in Stamford, CT. 203-595-2777–Dr. Jeff
Please note: The information provided here is intended to supplement the recommendations of your veterinarian. Do not disregard veterinary advice or delay treatment based on information on this site. Nothing can replace a complete history and physical examination performed by your veterinarian. -Dr. Jeff