April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month!


April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month!

Do you know what to do for your pet in case of an emergency?


Our pets rely on us, and our thumbs, to help them when they are in need. petcprMany of us have taken human First-Aid or CPR courses. However, dogs and cats don’t share the same anatomy as us. Although the concept is the same, the techniques differ. In addition, we can’t ask our dog or cat, “Where does it hurt?” or “Did you just eat something out of the trash?” Pet-specific training is therefore essential.










Want to be prepared with a pet specific First Aid kit? This infograpic from Martha Stewart Pets tells you what you need to have on hand.




What To Do… if you find a pet

When you find an animal that may be someone’s pet, please be empathetic and act the way you would want someone to if they found your lost pet.

Please do not assume that the owners are neglectful or mean. It might not be their fault the animal got lost. Do not decide that they are not worth looking for, or that the pet is better off without them. The animal you found may belong to a family that is heartbroken over the loss of their beloved pet. Please do not decide to just keep the pet yourself or rehome it without looking for the original owners.

Take the animal to the local veterinary clinic

The vet should be able to scan the pet for a microchip, if there is one, for FREE

Some local places to post/call about lost & found animals:

You may also want to pass out or post fliers in your local area.