WHAT DO I DO IN AN EMERGENCY?
If you live in Skagit Countyor nearby please call us before attempting first aid.
- Use caution in handling ill or injured animals. Even the friendliest animal may bite if in pain or seizuring. As a safety precaution, use gloves, towels or blankets to handle your injured pet.
- Do not panic - remain calm. Animals can easily sense fear in their owners.
- If there is a chance of back or neck injury, carefully place the pet on a stable flat surface, such as a wooden board, and minimize movement during transportation.
- Never administer medication to your pet until you have consulted a veterinarian. Many drugs, such as Tylenol® and ibuprofen are very toxic to your pet.
- Apply direct pressure to any area with active bleeding.
- In case of possible poisoning, seek immediate treatment and bring any product packaging with you to the veterinarian. Do not try to induce vomiting without medical advice.
- Call the Pet Emergency Center for information and instructions. (360) 848-5911
For your pet's safety, please post our number for future reference. In some emergency situations, minutes may count. Our experienced staff is happy to assist you.