Sarasota Veterinary Neurologist Offers Free pet First aid Guide

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April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month and veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon Dr. Anne Chauvet is offering a free pet emergency care guide. Owners can help pets survive emergency situations with the right information and supplies.

I thought Pet First Aid Awareness Month would be a great time to get this important information into pet owners' hands.

A free pet first aid guide is now available from Veterinary Neuro Services to help owners aid their pets in an emergency.

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month and the guide was created to help pet owners assemble a first aid kit for their household animals, said Dr. Anne Chauvet, founder of Veterinary Neuro Services. The guide also provides simple instructions to handle common emergency situations until the pet can be taken to the veterinarian or emergency clinic.

"I see many animals on an urgent basis in my neurosurgery practice. Sometimes the cat or dog emergency involves seizures, paralysis or a head trauma from an accident. Whatever the situation, it is much easier on owners if they are prepared ahead of time, and it can be a life-saver for their pets," Chauvet said. "I thought Pet First Aid Awareness Month would be a great time to get this important information into pet owners' hands."

The guide includes instructions for dealing with a dog or cat emergency such as vomiting, fractures, choking and heat stroke. It also gives instructions for pet heart massage if the cat or dog is not breathing and provides contact information for help in suspected poisonings.

"I urge all pet owners to take the time in April to put their own pet emergency care kit together in honor of Pet First Aid Awareness Month. Of course, this never should take the place of veterinary care, but it can give owners the time to get their pet to a clinic," Chauvet said. "I hope it is never needed, but it just might save the life of someone's faithful furry friend."

The free pet first aid guide is available at http://www.petneuro.com.

About Veterinary Neuro Services:
Dr. Anne Chauvet, one of about 150 veterinary neurologists and neurosurgeons in North America, is the founder of Veterinary Neuro Services in Sarasota, Fla. Veterinary Neuro Services treats brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular conditions in animals and is the only strictly neurology and neurosurgery practice on Florida's Gulf Coast. More information is available by calling 941-929-1818 or online at http://www.PetNeuro.com.

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