Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month.

Pet owners are reminded each April that it is important to know what to do if your pet is ever injured or has a medical emergency. There is no 911 number for pets so take the time to learn how to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies for your pets. Good family health should also include our pets. Read more about first aid for pet at the Humane Society of the United States web site..

Everyone who shares a home with a pet should have a basic pet first aid kit on hand.
Keep a kit in your home and in your car if you travel with your pet. You can buy a first aid kit for people and add pet-specific items to it, or you can purchase a pet first aid kit from a pet supply store or catalog.

All of us at For Love of a Dog encourage you to put safety first and have a first aid strategy for your pets.

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