How To Help Your Dog With Natural Therapies In An Emergency

Love These Tips To Help Your Dog In An Emergency

With any luck, you may go for months, years even, without having any kind of canine health emergency. When an urgent health issue crops up it could be anything, from a bee sting, a cut, a claw ripping, a bite, a burn or something else.

But what do you do? When an injury or illness appears with no warning, it can make your heart race and wonder what to do. It's horrible seeing your dog with any ill health.

Can You Keep Calm In A Canine Emergency?

First of all, don't panic! Easier said than done. But keeping calm is best.
This will help your dog. If your dog is panicking then you'll need to be soothing and calm.

Calling your veterinary surgeon will usually be necessary. Remember if you're unsure of what to do to help your dog. Then speaking to your vet is always a good idea. Delaying professional treatment can lead to complications and distress.

Can You Be Sure Your Dog Is Safe?

Make sure your dog is safe. Depending on the emergency, your dog may not be acting like he or she normally would. And could even be trying to bite. If your dog is in pain or frightened, then this is normal!

Do your best to ensure your dog can’t hurt himself any more. When you speak to your veterinary practice, explain all the details of how your dog is reacting and what the problem is.

How To Give Your Dog First Aid

Giving first aid treatment may be a good idea. But know what you’re doing. It depends on the injury or ailment. Speaking to your veterinary practice for advice on what to do can be a great idea. And they can advise if you should do anything until you get to see the vet.

If you’d like to know what you can and should do for first aid for your dog. Then why not take a first aid for dogs course? There are many now available from accredited training courses. You should be able to find one online, but if you need any help, then please email me at info at

How To Use Natural Therapies To Help In A Canine Emergency

Depending on the circumstances there are natural therapies you can use. Including whilst you're waiting to see the vet, which can help you keep your animal calm. These include:

  • Zoopharmacognosy - aromatic essential oils such as lavender can help calm.
  • Bach Flower Remedies, of the 38 different remedies some help with shock, fright and terror. This includes Star of Bethlehem and Rock Rose. There is another combination remedy called “Rescue Remedy” that you may have heard of, and can help in urgent/emergency situations.
  • Reiki is an energy therapy, which can be used to help relieve stress.
  • Tellington Ttouch is a holistic technique that can help to relieve tension.

Remember feeling stressed can make pain feel worse. So relieving stress and promoting calm is invaluable. Don't under-estimate its power.

Like help finding a holistic veterinary surgeon or complementary therapist for your animal?
Please email me at info at taranet . co. uk

Please remember that if your horse, dog or other animal is unwell. Or on any kind of medication or other supplement. Then always speak to your Veterinary Surgeon first before using any supplement or therapy. Even natural ones. To avoid any possible issues.

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About the Author

Suzanne Harris is founder of this Taranet website at, and also provides business coaching to horse and dog care and veterinary professionals.