Accidents tend to happen when you least expect it, or when it is terribly inconvenient. The last thing you expect, or want, on a routine trip to the park is for your dog to go into anaphylactic shock from a bee sting. But it could happen. And if it did happen, would you know what to do? Obviously, a severe allergic reaction isn’t a reality that you enjoy imagining, but it is one that you should prepare for. Although you’d never plan to have an emergency, you should plan for an emergency.
Planning for an emergency is more involved than just throwing a first aid kit into your trunk to collect dust. Planning ahead includes familiarizing yourself with first aid strategies before disaster strikes so that you know what to do when the time comes. The stress of an emergency situation makes it difficult to think straight. After all, your dog is in trouble, and she needs you to act calmly and appropriately. Our Pet First Aid handbook is well organized and succinct so that you can quickly find the information you need when every second counts.
Bee stings happen more often than we think. Dogs love to walk with their snout to the ground to catch all the wonderful smells. If your pup’s muzzle grazes over a bee, there’s a chance she could get stung. Would you try to pull the stinger out with your fingers? If you did, it could cause the stinger to release even more venom. If the wound is close to your dog’s mouth, she may try to bite you out of fear and confusion while you attempt to remove the stinger. Would you have a muzzle handy? Our Pet First Aid handbook shows how, in just a few simple steps, you can fashion a makeshift muzzle out of any piece of fabric or gauze that is at least 18” long.
The Pet First Aid handbook is full of life-saving information and strategies that every dog owner should know. It covers topics like bee stings, snake bites, canine CPR, choking, frostbite, and much more. Download it here for FREE!