Imagine the horror when you realise your car wheel has just rolled over your dog…..This was what happened a few days ago at the Ang residence.
Midnight the Poodle was lying under the family car that morning, unnoticed by all. When Ms Ang started the engine and began to drive off, she heard Midnight yelping as he scrambled out from beneath the car.
Midnight was rushed to Mount Pleasant Central Animal Clinic (Whitley).
If your pet is involved in a road traffic accident (RTA):
- Approach your pet slowly. Pick him up carefully (use a towel if necessary) to avoid aggravating any injuries.
- If your pet appears to have a back injury, find a firm surface such as a board. Do not bend the back in any way.
- Put on a muzzle if possible. An animal in pain is more likely to bite when handled.
- Keep your pet calm and quiet. Speak softly.
- If your pet is bleeding, put on a bandage (improvise with a towel or some clothing) and apply pressure.
- Do not offer water or food in case general anaesthesia is needed at the vet hospital.
- If your pet is in shock, keep him warm with a blanket. Massage the legs and body to encourage blood flow. Signs of shock include: cold body, weak & rapid pulse, shallow & rapid breathing, pale or muddy gums.
- If your pet is not breathing, perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) immediately.
- Rush your pet to the nearest vet clinic. For after hours, you can bring your pet to Mount Pleasant After Hours Emergency Clinic at 232 Whitley Road S297824. Tel 6250 8333.
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