First Aid

  • WOUNDS/LACERATIONS

    What Happens? Pet can get wounds or lacerations (cuts) for many reasons Dog/Cat bites Hit by car Barbed wire fences Paw pad injuries One of the...
  • VOMITING

      What Happens? Vomiting can have be caused by many issues including: infections such as Parvovirus, foreign body ingestion, dietary indiscretion ...
  • URINARY ISSUES

      What Happens? Urinary issues can be caused by infection, bladder stones/crystals, bladder inflammation, cancer, and even underlying issues like ...
  • TRAUMA (HIT BY CAR/FALLS)

    What Happens? Car accidents and falls are the most common types of trauma that are seen in pets.   It it important to remember that pets are very...
  • SNAKEBITES

    What Happens? Some snakes are venomous and some are not.  Different venom from different species of snakes has different effects on the body.   I...
  • SEIZURES

    What Happens? Most seizures are caused by idiopathic epilepsy (basically, we don’t know why it happens) Seizures can also be caused by liver dise...
  • POISONING/INTOXICATION

      What Happens? Poisons and toxins can enter the body through ingestion, inhalation, and skin contact and all act differently than others on how t...
  • NOSEBLEEDS

      What Happens? Nosebleeds can be caused by trauma, foreign bodies, infection, clotting problems, or lesions in the nose.   The nose is very vascu...
  • LIMPING

      What Happens? Limping can be due to numerous causes such as ligament sprains/rupture, arthritis, paw injuries,spinal issues, and other orthopedi...
  • ITCHING/SCRATCHING

    What Happens? Itching and scratching can be caused for numerous reasons, but allergies are the most common cause of these symptoms. There are 4 m...
  • INSECT STINGS/BITES (INCLUDING SPIDERS/SCORPIONS)

      What Happens? Pets often get bites and stings to their head and mouth from being curious of bugs Most bites and stings are non-life threatening,...
  • INGROWN/BROKEN TOENAIL

    What Happens? Like us, the toenails of cats and dogs are continuously growing.  If not maintained and allowed to overgrow, the nails can break of...