Safe Family: Pet health & safety

By: Ryan Loyd Email
By: Ryan Loyd Email

The American Red Cross is committed to keeping your family safe. That even means the family dog.

...from First Aid, It's Going to the Dogs

“A Dog’s Life, a Family’s Care”

With help from a new book, dog owners can learn to respond immediately to injuries and illnesses affecting their pets.

By Stuart Hales, Content Manager,

The instructions sound familiar—tilt the head back, pull the tongue between the teeth, and use your finger to check for and remove any foreign material or vomit from the mouth.

The warning, on the other hand, takes you by surprise—do not place your finger inside the mouth of a conscious victim or you may be bitten.
Bitten? Yes—if the victim is a dog.

The Red Cross is publishing a brand new, updated version of the previous book Dog First Aid. It now included a DVD and a lot more resources and information when taking your pet's health into consideration. No dog owner should go without!

Visit the Red Cross store at the link below the story.

By the way, the Red Cross hasn't published a book on cat health just yet. But it's in the works.

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