Household Items You Can Use in an Emergency

It’s an unfortunate fact that our dogs and cats become sick and sustain injuries. And sometimes, getting to a vet quickly isn’t an option. Isn’t it comforting to know that you might be able to help simply by using items found in just about every home? Benefit from Dr. Sarah’s expertise as an emergency veterinary doctor, and watch this month’s episode of Pet Talk. You too can become a ‘Medical MacGyver’! Hopefully, you’ll learn something new that’ll help a companion animal in need until you can get to the vet.

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that we want you to be prepared. Being able to recognize an emergency situation as opposed from something that’ll ‘just pass’, is critical. To make these vital decisions, we offer the following documents: “Tips for Emergency Situations” and “Recognize the Signs of Shock (Requires Immediate Vet Care)”, PDF’s to print for future use. Consider posting each page in a central location, like the refrigerator, for quick reference, should an emergency arise.

Comments (5) -

  • Amelia Johnson

    7/30/2013 12:09:34 PM |

    These are excellent tips for the pet owner to follow when the strangest things happen at the most inconvenient time.

  • alma rice

    7/30/2013 1:05:16 PM |

    Wow thank you Sarah

  • muriel long

    7/30/2013 4:06:14 PM |

    thanks so much dr. sarah. my indoor cat is always getting into something. i didn't know i had the remedies right in my house. thank's again

  • Janet Roberts

    7/31/2013 9:17:18 AM |

    Great tips for emergencies!  We have a first aid kit in the house & truck, but good to know of these common household products for emergencies too.  Thanks!

  • Sarah Wooten, DVM

    11/29/2013 12:35:36 AM |

    You are very welcome!!

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