This is a collection of important Emergency Pug Care information which has been previously posted in various threads here on PugVillage. Be prepared for emergencies by printing the relevant information now and hanging it where you will have quick access if needed!
- General Emergency information: Link: Pug Emergencies | Pug Village - Pugs Pictures, Information & Forum
- How to do Animal CPR & Heimlich: Link: http://www.berner.org/pages/dogcpr.pdf
- Poison Control: If you think that your pug has ingested a potentially poisonous substance, please contact a Poison Control Center or your vet immediately.
- Plants that are toxic and dangerous to dogs:
- Here is an alphabetical list of toxic plants as compiled by the ASPCA. Link: ASPCA | Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants
- Printable List for Dogs: http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/poison...list-dogs.aspx
- For original PugVillage thread click here
- Hot Weather & Pugs: Link: Pugs and Hot Weather | Pug Village - Pugs Pictures, Information & Forum Pugs are sensitive to heat and humidity, and because of this it is important to be aware of the conditions outside, and how long your Pug is outside. Temperatures above 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit can be hazardous to your Pug's health and have been known to cause heat stroke, which is potentially deadly. Remember, it is up to you to protect your Pug from overexposure to hot weather…they can’t protect themselves!
- Assembling a Pug First Aid Kit: (information courtesy of begnbark.com ) Every pet owner should have some basic first aid supplies on hand. Be sure to check your emergency kit periodically and replace items that are expired. Here is a list of supplies to put together for your pet first aid kit:1. Absorbent compresses (gauze sponges assorted sizes)
2. Adhesive tape
3. Antibiotic ointment
4. Blanket (emergency blanket or space blanket)
5. Clean cloth
6. Cold compress (instant cold compresses work by squeezing or shaking the package)
8. Glucose paste or corn syrup (if your pet is diabetic or has a history of low blood sugar)
9. Grooming clippers
10. Hydrogen peroxide (3 percent)
12. Muzzle or snout loop – even the gentlest animals will sometimes bite when in pain.
13. Petroleum jelly
14. Penlight or small, bright flashlight
15. Rectal thermometer
16. Roll cohesive wrap (3-inch width) (Also known as VetWrap)
17. Roll gauze (2-inch width)
18. Rubbing alcohol
19. Scissors (small with blunt end)
20. Syringe (baby dose size)
21. Sterile eye lubricate
22. Sterile saline eye wash
23. Styptic powder (to stop bleeding)
26. Epsom salts (to make saline solution)
28. (In North America only) Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in appropriate dose for your pet's size, if approved by your vet for allergic reactions. Residents of other countries should ask which antihistamine is appropriate to use for your pug.
29. List of emergency telephone numbers (including your pet's vet, an after-hours emergency veterinary hospital.
30. Have your pet identification tags and any medications your pet is taking. It is good to have a kit for the house and the car. One can never know when an emergency will occur.
- Poison Control Center (APCC): 1-800-764-7661 or 1-800-222-1222
- ASPCA: 888-426-4435 or 800-548-2423 or 800-222-1222
- AKC Disaster Preparedness: Links and helpful information to prepare for natural disasters.
Last edited by Wonka & Nilla; 05-28-2011 at 08:58 PM.
Financial Assistance Resources for pet owners
Are you having trouble paying for vet bills or important pet care? Are you at risk of losing your pug due to your financial situation? There are national and state organizations that may be able to assist you.
Check out these links:
Humane Society of the United States
No owner wants a pet to suffer because medical care is out of reach. Financial aid is out there, and there are steps you can take to cover an emergency vet bill.
Having Trouble Affording Veterinary Care? : The Humane Society of the United States
Having Trouble Affording Your Pet? : The Humane Society of the United States
AAHA Helping Pets Fund
AAHA Helping Pets Fund
As the benevolent arm of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the AAHA Foundation seeks to improve the lives of pets. The AAHA Helping Pets Fund works with AAHA-accredited veterinary practices to identify pets in need. Accredited practices may then apply for assistance from the Fund for emergency and non-elective treatment of abandoned pets and pets whose owners are facing financial hardship.
CareCredit, the leader in patient/client financing, has helped more than 3 million patients/clients get the treatment or procedures they needed and wanted. With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget.
Angels 4 Animals
Angels4Animals, a non-profit organization and a program of Inner Voice Community Services, has a mission to serve as the guardian angel of animals whose caretakers find themselves in difficult financial situations. At Angels4Animals we believe that animal owners should not have to say goodbye to the animals that they love. Our work is accomplished in conjunction with veterinary clinics across the country, eager to assist as many animals, and their owners, as possible. Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need.
Helping people help pets. To better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.
Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. For lonely seniors, physically/mentally challenged individuals and children of working parents, pets represent much more than a diversion.
In the UK: Assistance with Veterinary Bills
Most of us can cope with the financial commitment involved in the day to day care of our pets. However, how many of us come out in a cold sweat when our pet is ill or injured and we know we have to take it to the vet? Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford it but, some of us who love our animals dearly cannot.
The Farley Foundation. The Farley Foundation is a charitable organization, founded in 2001, that subsidizes non-elective medical care for pets of seniors receiving the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and persons with disabilities receiving the Ontario Disability Support Payment (ODSP). Farley funding is both applied for, and disbursed through eligible veterinary practices across Ontario.
If you need to surrender your pug for any reason...
Please find out if there is a Pug Rescue Organization near you. A breed-specific rescue group will know more about the pug's special needs and work hard to find a permanent home for your pug. You can find a list of U.S. Pug Rescues on the Pug Dog Club of America's website here: Rescue
Or contact: Jason Huff, 812-454-4953
You can also try contacting a local AKC training club to see if they have information on additional local resources that may assist you: Training Resources
Wow! Thanks! These links are great! I am going to copy these and send them through the network.
Also make hard copies and leave them at the vet' offices.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Alot of good helpful tips to save your pug
Thank you for the information! :) We should keep a printed copy of this and stick it to our fridge to be always ready.
Pugs have a way of finding the people who need them, filling an emptiness we don't even know we have.
These links are wonderful resources to have handy. I will definitely print and have handy. I am currently going through a very scary situation with my 5 year pug, Max. Yesterday morning, we had him admitted to Animal Hospital where they diagnosed him with aspiration pneumonia. We were out of town and had to rush home and get him to ER.