Animal first aid is: the immediate treatment of the injured animal, using facilities or materials at hand to help you.
The aims of first aid are:
To preserve life
To prevent the condition from worsening
To promote recovery/prevent suffering
Firstly – assess the situation (is the animal in danger of more injury, does it need moving immediately, or the traffic stopping etc.
You need to assess how you can safely help – do not put yourself in danger).
Don’t panic, take a deep breath and try to think logically
A – Airway (check that there is nothing in the mouth causing a blockage.)
B – Breathing (is the patient breathing)
C – Circulation (is the animal’s heart beating) Control any haemorrhage (bleeding)
Find out more: Animal First Aid.pdf