Things to Remember While Tending To Injured Animals
You are an animal-lover at heart, and their plight deeply moves you. You would do anything to help them ease their pain. But, there are certain things to be taken care of. Do you know where to begin? Do you have everything essential to help the poor creature? Are you totally safe while handling the injured animal?
So, here are few things to remember while you tend to injured animals in times of their need.
Brave at heart, are we?
This is the cardinal rule to be remembered when venturing into the animal-handling zone. Ask yourself – are you brave at heart? Will you be able to handle the situation if the animal runs out of control? Animals are the most unpredictable creatures when injured and hurt. You need to be a little experienced and if not experienced, should have the courage to face the situation. Don't get close to the animal if the mere sight of them scares your wit.
Ask Around For Physical Assistance
This is for the not-so-brave, compassionate helper. Before you close in on the injured animal, seek help from other like-minded individuals at hand. If the animal is badly hurt, you might need to take it to an animal hospital. Even if not so, tending to birds usually needs extra help in cornering them and holding them still while medication is administered
Have An Animal First-Aid Kit Handy
You know it makes your heart bleed to see your fur and feathered friends hurt and bleeding. You don't waste a minute in bandaging their wounds or giving them medicines. This one is for you. To tend to injured animals right away, always have an animal first-aid kit. The supplies you need for emergency treatment of pets usually include a leash, muzzle, gauze pads, cotton, self-cling bandage, gloves, a pillow, etc. Pills are discussed in below section should also be included.
Drugs For The Emergency Minute
Pills such as MOX 250 can be safely administered in cases of fever and vomiting, for dogs and cats. Neosporin powder used to heal wounds in humans is found totally safe and effective for animals and birds. Sprinkle just a little amount of the wounded part and that should help to stop bleeding and the wound will start to heal. Acidophilus is a capsule given to animals when vomiting. 1-2 teaspoonfuls should do well. Watch out for blood in the vomit; in which case, take the animal to the vet immediately.
Seek Medical Help
Sometimes, the situation is too worse to be handled by you. For example, the animal is howling in pain, bleeding excessively, wing or organ broken, unconscious. In such cases, you must immediately take the poor creature to a nearby vet. Get someone to help you transport the animal. Many Animal Welfare organizations such as SAVE BIRDS, Welfare of Stray Dogs, P. A. W. S., PETA, etc. work around the clock to help injured animals. Contact them. For emergency situations, it is always advisable to have contact numbers of these Animal Welfare NGOs and local veterinarians saved on your phone.
Remember, a stitch in time saves nine, and efforts made by you in the right direction, at the right time, can save a life. So, the next time, you see a whimpering animal; be kind, proactive and help with safe accurate measures.