Noni gave us quite a scare the other day. She started choking on her food. Kevin yelled for me from the kitchen and I came running, because he knew that I know pet CPR. Thankfully, even before I could begin, she stopped choking and went back to eating her food like nothing had happened.
The look of utter helplessness on Kevin’s face made me turn around and go directly for my book shelf to look for a book I have titled The First Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats. I opened it up to the section on choking and placed it in his hands so he could read it.
Thankfully, Noni suffered absolutely no ill effects, and meal times since then have been uneventful, but if it should happen again in the future, both he and I will know what to do.
In addition to having that excellent pet first aid book on hand, I will be signing us both up for Pet CPR classes. I have certification, but it needs renewing, and taking the class together ensures we both have a partner we can rely on.
To learn more about taking Pet CPR classes in your area check out The American Red Cross website for a class near you. Also, The First Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats is a great book to keep on hand at home. In addition to step-by-step instructions to help your furbaby in case any illness or mishaps happen, it also includes a checklist for pet first aid kit and resources to further your education in pet first aid. If you have pets, it’s an invaluable book to have!