By Elizabeth Racine, DVM
If your dog becomes sick or injured, your goal should be to seek veterinary care as soon as possible. Still, in some cases, you may need to intervene quickly and provide care en route to the veterinary hospital.
Learning how to provide basic first aid for common illnesses and injuries is a great way to make sure you're prepared to handle any scrapes your dog may get himself into!
Illnesses and injuries can be scary, but knowing how to
handle them can make the situation much less stressful for both you and your
dog! Remember that first aid is not a
substitute for appropriate veterinary care, but it can help keep your dog
comfortable and safe until you reach professional help.