It is estimated that 92% of dogs and cats will experience an emergency during their lifetime. Do you know how to give your pet first aid? It is estimated that 92% of dogs and cats will experience an emergency during their lifetime. Pet first aid is the immediate care given to an animal that is ill or injured and generally requires follow-up veterinary care. Vets are the experts, but they are rarely on the scene when something happens to your dog, cat or other pet, so by reacting quickly, effectively and confidently before professional medical care is available, you may save your best friend’s life! Our Adopt-a-Pet.com spokesperson Dr. Pia Salk recently posted a series of Pet First Aid articles on her blog for MarthaStewart.com after speaking to pet first aid expert Denise Fleck. Pia took Denise’s pet first aid and CPR class, and shares what she learned in three articles. You can read them here:

Pet First Aid – Part I

Pet First Aid Part II

Pet First Aid Part III