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Clubpets - - EXPERT SERIES -

“In case of an emer­gency, keep calm,” is what we have al­ways been ad­vised to do. How­ever, when our furkid is caught in a dire sit­u­a­tion, how many of us can ac­tu­ally keep a level head?

As a pet owner, we have to ac­cept that emer­gen­cies in­volv­ing your furry com­pan­ion is bound to hap­pen at one point or an­other. In a con­ver­sa­tion with three vets from dif­fer­ent clin­ics, it is revealed that some of the typ­i­cal emer­gency cases they face are of in­ges­tions of for­eign ob­jects or toxic items such as toys, choco­lates, and grapes; res­pi­ra­tory, car­diac, or uri­na­tion is­sues; trau­matic ac­ci­dents like fights, falls, and road ac­ci­dents; vom­it­ting and/or di­ar­rhoea; as well as seizures.

If those in­ci­dents are as com­mon as stressed by our panel of vets, it is only right for all pet own­ers to be aware on how to ef­fec­tively han­dle such sit­u­a­tions.

Af­ter all, know­ing the right way to re­spond to such cir­cum­stances can some­times make a difference be­tween life or death.

Pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures

We all know that pre­ven­tion is bet­ter than cure, but do you know what ex­actly you can do to de­ter your pet from get­ting into such sticky sit­u­a­tions in the first place?

Keep­ing small ob­jects away from the cu­ri­ous lit­tle one’s reach is the most ob­vi­ous mea­sure to keep in mind, but it is not enough to only think of non-ed­i­ble items as po­ten­tial threats. Con­sum­ables

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