Accidents and injuries don’t only affect humans. Unfortunately, millions of pets across the United States are injured every year. The severity of these injuries can range tremendously, from cuts and bruises to broken bones and life-threatening trauma.
One of the biggest challenges faced by pet owners is how to spot if their pet is unwell and having an emergency. Animal emergencies can take many different forms and unless the issue is glaringly obvious, spotting the problem can be very difficult. They are also known to mask symptoms from us, meaning that as a pet owner, you might not even know that they are unwell!
Like most people, you probably assume that your home is a safe and clean oasis for your pet. However, certain household products may not be good for your loved ones, including your animal companion. Many pets will try to eat or lick anything they come across. They will also lick themselves after being exposed to various substances.
It can be easy to misinterpret some of the symptoms your companion animal shows as harmless or normal, when there may be a situation that requires more urgent attention. Unfortunately, failing to take your pet to the vet or delaying treatment may result in serious complications.
Summer is here, but the Summer season also comes new challenges for pet owners, including considerations that you may need to make to keep them safe. Here’s what you need to know about the most common Summer dangers for pets.