If your dog was choking at this very moment, would you know what to do?
As a responsible dog owner you want to be prepared for emergencies. If you notice your dog behaving out of the normal, you need to take action. Have ready the number of your local emergency animal hospital and know in advance where it’s located just in case it’s after hours and your regular vet is closed. It’s also a good idea to have a dog first aid kit at home or in your car and a first aid book handy. You’ll want to become familiar with some basic first aid since most likely you will be the first responder.
Common dog emergencies include seizures, heatstroke, choking, being hit by a car, ingesting poisons, allergic reactions and bite wounds from dog fights. Learn to handle any medical situations that may occur to your dog and his particular health concerns.
And now there’s an app for that! The Red Cross has an app available to people in the US. For android users First Aid-Red Cross.
Have you experienced a medical emergency with your doberman?
Here’s a good video of a pet first aid class that anyone owning a doberman should watch.