Travel First Aid Tip for Dogs: Exhaustion

Travel First Aid Tip for Dogs: Exhaustion


We are placing a series of travel first aid tips for dogs on our website.  These tips were written for the “Canine Companion – Instructions & First-Aid Tips that came with the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs by Dr. Brooks Bloomfield of The Doctor’s Office for Pets located in Truckee, California, a well-known, highly-respected veterinarian with over 30 years of superbly practicing veterinary medicine on wildlife and domesticated animals.

There are so many times that we as pet owners long to have a great veterinarian’s advice on-hand 24/7 so that we’re not left with so many questions during stressful situations when something has happened to our beloved pup especially when traveling (doesn’t it always happen that these situations arise on weekends, too, when your veterinarian’s office is closed).

This travel first-aid tip deals with:  Exhaustion.

“Exhaustion occurs in dogs just like us.  It is important to rest the exhausted dog and to provide water, electrolytes, and glucose.  Take the temperature to be sure your dog is maintaining it in the normal range.  If possible, give your dog the thirst quencher included in the kit.  Dilute it to half normal strength with water that is not chilled.  Take it easy even if your dog bounces right back.  Muscle or organ damage may not be immediately apparent.”

Note:  References to items or supplies noted in the above instructions were made in reference to the supplies that came in the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs in conjunction with these instructions.

[pullquote_right]Wishing you and your fur-kids safe and happy travels this summer![/pullquote_right]