Dog First Aid

This category covers all aspects of first aid including everything you need to know for post-surgical treatment to how to save your dog from choking.

The posts in this category will help you during those brief but stressful moments when you need to do something fast. The posts in this category are not a substitution for emergency veterinarian care.

You will discover posts like how to safely remove porcupine quills from your dog, how to prevent your dog from overheating, and how to deal with small cuts to prevent infection.

This category will also help you to recognize when a little at-home care will be enough, or whether an appointment with the veterinarian is warranted. Learn how to stop a cut from bleeding or how to prepare a make-shift splint if you can’t get your dog to a veterinarian right away.

How to Drain a Cyst on a Dog

It’s tempting to consider how you might drain a cyst on a dog from home. They sometimes look a bit like pimples, although they can get to be the size of a golf ball in some cases. Unfortunately, draining a cyst on your dog without medical intervention can cause pain while leaving your dog vulnerable …

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