April is Pet First Aid Awareness month and I’ve run across some great information in recent days that I’d like to share. First up, directions for a DIY Pet First Aid Kit from DoveLewis, an nonprofit emergency animal hospital in Portland, Oregon. Click on the image for a larger view.
And I love the recent The Stanny Diaries post “Pet Hacks: 6 Tips on Preparing for Pet Emergencies,” which not only covers the tools needed but the emotional component of a health crisis. Here’s a snippet of tip number six: “Figure out how you’ll pay for an emergency”:
It’s a good idea to have a pet emergency financial plan in place so when your emotions are running high, you can still make good decisions for you and your pet.
Find the full post at The Stanny Diaries here.
If you’d like to find a Pet First Aid class in your area, check the American Red Cross site here, where you can search the schedule by zip code. I checked several cities and the price for a three-hour class is around $70. Businesses and community organizations in your area may also offer classes so try asking for recommendations at the vet’s office, the pet supply store, doggie daycare or your local dog park.