Flashcards in First Aid Deck (11):
What is the aim of first Aid?
Quick initial care
Prevent situation deteriorating
What does DR ABC stand for
Why do you lay an animal on its right side of the body?
Because the heart is on the left side so it allows easier circulation of blood
What should you do if there is a road traffic accident?
Consider your own safety first
Get help controlling traffic
Approach animal slowly and carefully
If unconscious check abc
If bleeding apply pressure to prevent haemorrhage
If moving the animal use a stretcher
What are the symptoms of poisoning?
What common household items can poison your pet?
Cleaning products (bleach)
Chocolate, onion, grapes, raisins
Lilies, mistletoe, aloe
Symptoms your animal is having a heatstroke
High body temperature
Rapid or laboured breathing
What to do if your animal is having a heatstroke
Move animal to the shade
DONT dowse the animal with cold water as this will cause the animal to go into shock which can kill the animal
Cool the inside of the legs and belly
Get animal to vet
What are early signs of shock
Weak but rapid heart rate
Bright red gums
Gums will then turn grey/blue
Pulse will become weak
Animal will become lethargic
What should you do when your animal is in shock
If bleeding, prevent further blood loss
Keep animal warm
Monitor vital signs
Ring a vet