Pet First-Aid: Pet Owners Willing, But Not Ready
The Associated Press and Petside.com recently polled 1,166 pet owners about how prepared they were to assist their pet in an emergency situation, as well how often they’ve encountered health-related emergencies. Here are some of the results of the survey:
-63% of dog owners and 53% of cat owners would be at least somewhat likely to perform CPR on their pet.
-65% of women vs. 50% of men say they’d be more likely to perform CPR.
-54% don’t have a fire evacuation plan.
-41% have had at least one incident requiring an emergency trip to the vet.
-20% have a pet first aid kit at home.
-16% have pets who’ve had allergic reactions.
-7% have pets that have eaten something poisonous.
(Source: Associated Press)
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