When it comes to accidents, our pets are often worse than our kids. This is going to be especially true in the case of disaster because there may be extra debris and bacteria lying around to cause trouble for your 4-legged friend. If you’re a pet owner (or even if you’re not, but love animals), pet first aid will be a valuable skill to have. First, it may help to know some of the top injuries that you may be dealing with.
Ingestion of Foreign Substances
Whether the disaster is a storm or an act of war, there will no doubt be scattered debris and leaked substances such as anti-freeze that can do serious harm if your pet ingests them. The tough part is that many fluids smell good and are thus likely to be attractive to your pets.
To combat this, clean the area that your pet has access to immediately and keep it clean. Don’t let your pet drink from streams or puddles or dishes that contain rain water unless you know that they’re safe. If short, if you wouldn’t drink it, don’t let your pet slurp it down.
Cruciate Ligament Ruptures