What I Learned in Pet First Aid Class–How to Make an Emergency Muzzle

Emergency Muzzle?  What’s that? 

Beagle with Emergency Muzzle made out of gauze.

If your pet is ill or injured, you need to get it to the veterinarian as calmly and efficiently as possible.  Even the sweetest, gentlest dog can become aggressive and bite when they are in pain.

If you do not have a muzzle, use a scarf, panty hose, strip of gauze, or cut off the bottom of a a soft t-shirt as an emergency muzzle.

          *Start in the middle at the bottom of the dog’s muzzle.

          *Wrap the bandage upward, tie, and then bring it back downward under the chin and tie.

           *Take the two loose ends and tie them behind the dog’s head securely.

Practice making the muzzle so you are familiar with how to do it and the motions won’t be foreign to your pet.

I found this video that will give you a better idea.

What Happens to Your Pet If Something Happens to You?

Barks and Blooms wants to help save your pet with one question:  If anything happens to you, what would happen to your pet?  The hard fact is that 4 million pets are surrendered to shelters because their owners have either passed away or become seriously ill and can no longer care for them.  Pets that have been accustomed to a loving and comfortable home do not adjust well to the lonely, cold confinement of a shelter.
They refuse to eat
The become depressed, showing signs of being un-adoptable
They are the first to be euthanized.
We discovered a wonderful nonprofit called 2nd Chance for Pets that can end this very preventable problem.
These 3 easy steps will save your pets life:
Step 1–IDENTIFY A CAREGIVER:  Someone who you know will care for your pets with the same love and passion that you have.
Step 2–PREPARE WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS:  Describe how you want your pets to be cared for.   Document your instructions and let others know where these instructions are located.
Step 3–SET UP A FUND:  You currently pay for food, supplies, medical care.  Consider setting aside funds to cover temporary care for your pets.  Their needs don’t stop just because you aren’t there.
For more information,  contact 2nd Chance 4Pets at info@2ndchance4pets.org