Handling an Emergency Pet owners should remain calm and call in to the closest emergency clinic as soon as possible to obtain directions to that clinic and instructions for transporting the pet. Owners should not administer any medications prior to arrival at the emergency clinic unless the problem is associated with an ongoing diagnosed illness. Any medical records and medications should accompany pet to the emergency clinic at the time of visit - time permitting and condition of pet and type of emergency. Muzzles can be made by using shoe laces, leashes or strips of cloth. Dogs can be secured to flat boards by tape or cloth straps – always remain calm and speak calmly to injured pets as this will help to keep them calm and avoid unnecessary fidgeting.
What kind of emergency are you dealing with?
Remember any injured pet, whether your owned pet or a stray, should be handled carefully and minimally to avoid being bitten. Always approach the injured pet slowly and cautiously and dogs should be muzzled prior to transport and cats should be confined by wrapping up in a blanket and placed in a box.