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An animal in pain is more likely to bite. So muzzle it first with a scarf, belt, or towel, unless it’s vomiting. Get the animal off the road by gently sliding it onto a towel or blanket (these should be in your car's first-aid kit). Don't lift the animal. Make sure it’s warm, as it may be in shock. If it seems to have any broken bones, do your best to not move it too much.

From: First-Aid Tricks for Pet Emergencies WebMD Medical Reference

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American Veterinary Medical Association: "Pet first aid - basic procedures" and "Household Hazards."

ASPCA: "Emergency Care - What Are Some First Aid Treatments I Can Perform on My Dog?;" "Heat Wave Alert: Prevent Heat Stroke in Pets;" and "Pet Care: Animal Poison Control."

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Being prepared in an emergency.”

Pet Poison Helpline.

Sheldon Rubin, DVM, spokesman, American Veterinary Medical Association; author, . Emergency First Aid for Dogs

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on February 25, 2018

SOURCES:

American Veterinary Medical Association: "Pet first aid - basic procedures" and "Household Hazards."

ASPCA: "Emergency Care - What Are Some First Aid Treatments I Can Perform on My Dog?;" "Heat Wave Alert: Prevent Heat Stroke in Pets;" and "Pet Care: Animal Poison Control."

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Being prepared in an emergency.”

Pet Poison Helpline.

Sheldon Rubin, DVM, spokesman, American Veterinary Medical Association; author, . Emergency First Aid for Dogs

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on February 25, 2018

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