It’s a beautiful Saturday in Washington. You’ve been cooped up in your cubicle all week. For the last few days all you’ve though about is throwing your dog in the car and heading into the Cascades for a long hike.
Before you go you make sure you have everything your dog needs for a fun, safe day trip to the wilderness:
- Extra water – check
- Dog snacks – check
- Portable dog bowl – check
- Dog collar with id tag – check
- First aid kit – ummmmm…
If you’re like me, you don’t think about the possibility that your dog could be injured on your hike. And knowing how to treat it could determine whether or not your dog survives.
According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), one out of four animals could be saved if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care.
So how can be prepared in case a bee stings your dog or a sharp rock cuts its foot?
In this interview with KING 5’s Evening Magazine, Larry Fosnick-Davis and Jennifer Gibson from Metro Dog Seattle discuss the importance of knowing canine first aid.
Metro Dog will hold a Pet First Aid Class this Saturday, October 8. Click here to see the schedule for all their pet first aid classes.
Full disclosure: We have used Metro Dog Seattle for daycare and housesitting for several years. They also advertise on our site. We received no compensation from Metro Dog Seattle for posting this story.