Depending on the situation, there are some actions you can take at home to stabalize your pet before transporting them to an emergency vet.
- If your pet is bleeding externally due to a trauma, apply pressure to the wound quickly and hold it there.
- If possible, elevate the injury.
- If your pet is choking on a foreign object, put your fingers in their mouth and try to remove the blockage.
- If you’re unable to remove the blockage, perform a modified version of the Heimlich manouver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.
- If your pet is unconcious and unresponsive, you may need to perform CPR.
- First, check if your pet is breathing and if they have a heartbeat. If you cannot find either, start chest compressions.
- Perform 30 chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths. Repeat this until your pet starts breathing on their own again.
- To give a rescue breath, close your pets mouth and extend their neck to open the airway. Place your mouth over your pets nose and exhale until you see your pets chest rise.
- Check for a heartbeat every 2 minutes.
- Continue giving your pet CPR until you reach an emergency vet.