Despite the love you have for your dog, accidents may happen. It’s important to take pre-emptive steps to prevent unnecessary suffering. Removing poisonous plants from your pet’s reach and locking up human medications and cleaners are excellent ways to begin pet proofing your home. You must also teach yourself how to handle emergency situations.

Want to know how to get started? Check out 6 of the most common pet injuries as well as what you can do to make your pet feel better if they happen.

Eye Injury

Eye trauma can happen when your dog engages with another pet or even by a low-hanging branch. If you notice your dog blinking frequently or if its eye doesn’t stop tearing up, take him/her to the vet.

Snake bites

You may wish to investigate a Snake Avoidance Training. Surprised? Snake bites can occur even in your own backyard. Avoid snake bites by keeping your dog leashed while taking him/her on hikes. Check your backyard regularly. If all of your precautions are for naught and your pet still gets bitten, remain calm and go to the vet as soon as possible.

Torn nails

You may not be bothered about a torn nail but when it comes to your dog, it may bleed and hurt your dog. If you trim your dog’s nails, keep styptic powder handy, in case you make a mistake. If the nail so badly affected, contact his/her vet.

Bites and scratches

Keep a Pet First Aid Kit available. Many pets, especially dogs, are territorial and may fight when they enter each other’s territory. If your pup is bitten or scratched by another pet, you must take him/her to the vet.

Ingesting Toxic Substances and Foreign Objects

A common household has many products that can be toxic to your dog, such as your medications, cleaning agents, even human foods like onions and raisins. If you suspect your dog has ingested any of these items, contact the vet right away.

In case your pup ingests a foreign object, it’s not usually alarming since most of these objects are expelled safely by the body. However, if you notice your pet losing its appetite or vomiting all the time, take him/her to the vet as soon as possible.

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