April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month and a great opportunity for pet owners to brush up on tips from the American Red Cross to keep their animals safe and healthy as we head into spring and summer.
Our veterinarians at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital would like to remind pet owners that they should follow these important steps to help keep their pet healthy:
1.Give pets plenty of exercise.
2.Make sure they have plenty of fresh, cool water.
3.Make sure they get regular yearly checkups with their veterinarian, and are up to date on vaccines, especially rabies.
4.Get pets spayed or neutered.
5.Keep dogs on leashes outside – another animal may be too much temptation
6.Know how to perform CPR and provide basic first aid until veterinary care is available