first aidThe following steps are simple actions that can be followed in cases of poisoning, heat stroke, snake bite or injury by car accident but in no way replace the transfer of the animal to a veterinarian. These actions must be taken immediately without any delay, by the time the animal will need care in the above mentioned cases until it is transferred to the veterinarian for further medical care.

The following first aid steps apply both to dogs and cats

You are advised to keep a first aid kit containing the following items which might save your animal’s life in the critical moment.

The vet will give you guidelines for the use of its content. 

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Poisoning, which is mainly caused by man, intentionally and rarely due to chance, may be caused either by recruitment of poisonous substance orally or after absorption from the skin.

The poisonous substance can be placed mainly on baits like a piece of meat or fat, in animal fodder, in streams and in glue trap for mice in order to stick to the dog's leg and swallow it while trying to clean it.

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Staying in a parked car or transport cage exposed to the sun, in transport cages at the back of the car, in a small enclosed space that is poorly ventilated, strenuous exercise in a hot environment and excessive sun exposure can lead to hyperthermia (one step before heatstroke) and finally to heatstroke.

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Usually bites occur on the head or feet of the animal. Seite Snake George1 Page 1 Image 0003

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Unfortunately, hit by car is a very common phenomenon in Cyprus. 

Also, a pet can be injured if it falls from a great height. 

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