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PET FIRST AID MONTH!

National Pet First Aid Month is here!
Awareness about what you can do at home if your pet becomes injured or suddenly ill is important for ALL pet owners!

Below is a copy of a handout from Thom Somes, the owner of Pet Tech International, the first International Pet CPR and First Aid Program.

Kim MacCrone, a Certified Veterinary Technician's and Founder of Az Pet Professionals, is a Certified Pet CPR and First Aid Instructor for Pet Tech.
If you are interested in participating in
a Pet CPR and First Aid Class you can find more information at her business website as well as her Pet CPR Blog. www.vetekchiconwheels.com or www.kimspetcpr.blogspot.com.





Top 5 Pet First Aid Situations


#1 Open Wounds
Including bites, cuts, lacerations and abrasions. First aid actions include muzzling, restraint, controlling bleeding and treating for shock. Depending on the severity of the injury, the pet may need veterinary care, including stitches and medication to treat possible infection. X-rays could be…

TEN WORST EXCUSES........

THE TEN WORST EXCUSES NOT TO SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PET


1.“Just one Litter and then we’ll have“Fluffy” spayed. (studies show that the entire pet overpopulation stems from the “just one litter” mentality.)

2.“My dog doesn’t run loose, so he doesn’t need to be fixed.” (Murphy’s Law says otherwise.)

3.“We always find homes for the kittens/puppies.” (And that means that an equal number of kittens or puppies at the pound will be killed.)

4.“I want the children to witness the miracle of birth.” (Rent a video. Oh yes, and also make sure they witness the killing of innocent recently “birthed” kittens and puppies.)

5.“My dog is so cute and unique; there should be more of her.” (The shelters and pounds are full of cute and unique pets, most with only a few days to live.)

6.“It’s not natural.” (There hasn’t been anything “natural” about dogs since we began to develop breeds thousands of years ago.)

7.“I just couldn’t look my dog in the eye if I had him castrated.” (Watch it, you’re anthropomorphizing.)

8.“…

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