St George's Vets Accident & Emergency
St George's VetsAccident & Emergency

First Aid

What is first aid?

First aid is initial treatment given in an emergency situation. The purpose is:


  • To preserve life.
  • To reduce the possibility of the circumstances complicating the problem.
  • To reduce pain and discomfort.
  • To minimise any risk of permanent disability or disfigurement.


  • Keep calm and try not to panic
  • If possible get help so that you can attend to your pet while someone helps with restraint, carrying etc.
  • Contact us, explain the situation and request advice and help.
  • If there are possible internal or  limb injuries try to keep your pet as still as possible.
  • Try to keep your pet reasonably warm, for e.g wrap in a coat.
  • Get transport to get you to the vet as soon as possible.


All of the advice given in these pages must only be seen as initial treatment and must never be substituted for actual veterinary treatment.


Always call and speak to a member of our staff at the first opportunity in every emergency situation. 


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Tel: 01902 425262



St George's Vets

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