How To Remove A Tick

By |2021-09-13T22:05:09+00:00July 28th, 2021|How To's|

Download & Print BACKGROUND Ticks carry a variety of diseases that affect pets as well as people (but are not contagious directly between pet and person). If the tick population is high in your area, it is important to treat your pet every month (or at the interval appropriate for the product you use) with [...]

How To Puppy Proof A Home

By |2021-09-13T22:05:09+00:00July 28th, 2021|How To's|

Download & Print BACKGROUND Puppies are a fun new addition to any home, but they can also bring a level of frustration to any family. Puppies love to explore, chew, and play. This is part of their charm, but some things need to be kept off limits for their benefit. Therefore, as a puppy's [...]

HOW TO PROVIDE GENERAL POSTOPERATIVE CARE AT HOME, ESPECIALLY LIFTING OR PICKING UP A PET, AND PAIN CONTROL

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Download & Print BACKGROUND There are several aspects of immediate postoperative recovery that can make the difference between a quick, easy return to health or delays, complications, and an unhappy pet and family. In addition to caring for the surgical incision, there are many things you can do to promote a more rapid recovery for [...]

How To Provide Bandage Care at Home

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Download & Print BACKGROUND Many types of bandages are used in veterinary medicine to protect wounds as they heal. A simple bandage may be used as a barrier to protect moist tissues from infection or trauma. A wet-to-dry bandage helps draw contaminants such as sand, dirt, or debris out of damaged tissues. A Robert [...]

HOW TO PERFORM RANGE OF MOTION EXERCISES

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Download & Print BACKGROUND Recovery from muscular, bony, or joint injury or surgery in animals often includes a gradual return to movement, just as it does in people. Doing very gentle, full range flexion and extension of the limbs several times daily is a form of physical rehabilitation that can keep the muscles limber and [...]

HOW TO STOP BLEEDING FROM A WOUND OR LACERATION

By |2022-04-18T11:20:22+00:00July 28th, 2021|How To's|

Download & Print BACKGROUND Injuries may occur while a pet is outside playing, hiking with owners, involved in an altercation with another animal, or in many other situations. Serious injuries may bleed and require first-aid treatment until your pet can be transported to a veterinarian. It can be a valuable asset to have a first-aid [...]

How To Take A Pet’s Temperature

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Download & Print BACKGROUNDThe body temperature of a pet can easily be measured at home and can be crucial when monitoring a sick patient. A patient's temperature may become elevated due to fever as a result of infection, cancer, or inflammation, or the temperature can be increased due to stress or excitement.Rectal thermometers are the [...]

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