Pet first aid
We hope you never experience an emergency situation but it’s always helpful to be prepared.
Learn a little about pet first aid and keep a pet first aid kit in the house. Pet first aid kits are available from our shop at Bruton Vets. Here is some basic information on pet first aid that may help you while you wait for veterinary attention.
Do not try to remove any foreign object from the wound as this can sometimes make bleeding worse.
Bite wounds often get very infected as the teeth harbour a lot of bacteria and these get implanted into the tissue around the bite. We often need to give antibiotics for these
Don’t give food or water as your pet may need an anaesthetic to repair the wound and this requires an empty stomach.
- Chocolate (especially dark chocolate)
- Raisins / grapes / onions
- Ibuprofen / paracetamol
- Antifreeze / rat poison / slug pellets
- Lillies / holly, yew and mistletoe berries