- JUST BLOOMED TODAY
- AWKWARD VISIT WITH SANTA PHOTO OF THE DAY
- HIDEOUS CHRISTMAS SWEATER PHOTO OF THE DAY
- HOLIDAY PHOTO OF THE DAY
- TWEET TREATS
- DID YOU KNOW...?
- DOG CONFESSIONS
- BIZARRE CHRISTMAS CARDS
- LETTERS TO SANTA
- GARDEN UPDATE
- FIRST AID FOR ANIMALS
- GARDEN GIGGLE
- WHAT IN THE WORLD?
It is nice not to have to water every day. We are still covering up the susceptibles every night and uncovering for the sun each day. So far, the ones we have done that for have sustained very little damage.
DID YOU KNOW? FIRST AID FOR ANIMALS
First aid care for your pet is a very valuable skill; But you would be surprised at the number of people who don’t even think there is such a thing needed! Indeed, gaining pet first aid knowledge is one of the best things you can do for your pet…and a surprising amount can be done at home or online. The following are some things you should know about first aid that could save your pet's life that I want to share with you.
- Know your pet and how they act and react.You need to know what to expect from an injured pet to prevent them from hurting you or themselves. You know your pet better than anyone else and can tell when something is not right.
- Vet phone number and address: You quickly need to know who to call and where to go. Be sure to get an after-hours number as well, or know the number of the nearest Animal Emergency Clinic. Be aware that most of these places will not take checks, and many demand only cash.
- Phone number of an animal-loving friend or nearby neighbor: You never know when you’ll need help with a lost pet or trying to transport an injured pet. Know the number and hours of operation for your local Animal Control.
- CPR: This skill can revive an injured pet. Many humane societies offer classes.
- Heimlich maneuver: Time is of the essence with choking patients and this skill is crucial.
- How to bandage a wound: This can be easy to do and is important to protect wounds from bacteria and further damage. We always keep a stock of sports bandage wraps (you can get these at the dollar store). They stick to themselves, which is perfect for animals with long hair.(no tape needed).
- How to stop bleeding: Gentle pressure is the best way to accomplish this.
- Towel or blankets: These can be used to cover wounds or help you pick up a pet. Recycle your old towels and blankets and reserve them for doggies. We rip up old blankies to make smaller towels that are nice and soft. We keep an old quilt in the car for transport. Draped over the leather seats, it will stop sharp toenails and hair from ruining your car interior. A roll of paper towels or baby wipes is also appreciated for emergency clean-ups.
- Strong blanket: This can also help you transport a pet, especially a heavy one.
- Managing finances: You will need the financial resources to treat your injured pet and sadly, this usually must be done far in advance of when it is needed. Some vet places offer credit options, like CareCredit, which you must qualify for. Other people opt for pet insurance. It's a personal choice. What we do is have an emergency dog fund ready at all times. There is enough in there to handle any emergency and doesn't require you rack up your credit card. A little bit each month stacks up quickly and soon you won't need to add to it. It is wonderful peace of mind.
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