Dog First Aid Quiz.
Take our Holidays4Dogs basic dog first aid quiz – you may be surprised by some of the answers! Remember, in an emergency – always seek veterinary attention straight away.
1. You discover your dog has eaten chocolate. What should you do?
A) Wait and see whether he shows any signs of sickness or being unwell.
B) Contact your vet and have as much information about the chocolate to hand.
C) Make the dog sick as soon as possible.
A) The sell by date.
B) Whether he has eaten chocolate before.
C) The type of chocolate and percentage of cocoa solids.
3. Your dog has been stung by a bee. You should:
A) Apply antiseptic cream and a bandage.
B) Apply bicarbonate of soda and monitor for signs of shock.
C) Remove using tweezers.
4. Your healthy adult dog has had mild diarrhoea twice today but is otherwise showing no signs of being unwell. Should you:
A) Feed chicken and rice and avoid treats for the rest of the day.
B) Starve them of food and water for the next 48 hrs.
C) Take them to the vet immediately.
B) Try some medication you have in from a previous dog.
C) Contact your vet and avoid contact with other dogs in the meantime.
A) Assess situation, control bleeding, call vet.
B) Airway, breathing, circulation.
C) Ask for help. Blanket to use as a stretcher, Carry dog to vets.
A) Five chest compression’s to one breath.
B) One chest compression to five breaths.
C) Five chest compression’s to five breaths.
8. Your dog has cut a pad on one of his paws, which is bleeding badly and you can see a piece of glass protruding from the wound. Should you:
A) Apply a tourniquet to the leg as tightly as possible to stop bleeding.
B) Remove the glass using clean tweezers and take the dog to the vets.
C) Apply a bandage but try to avoid pushing the glass in further and contact your vet.
9. A diabetic dog in your care is refusing to eat. Should you:
A) Give him his insulin anyway.
B) Leave him without food but don’t give him his insulin.
C) You are not sure, the dog has been stable previously so contact your vet.
10. Your dog has several small round bumps on his head which you think may be ticks. Should you:
A) Cover them with Vaseline and gently twist them off after 30 mins.
B) Pull them off using tweezers.
C) Leave them on.
11. Your dog is showing signs of being extremely fearful due to a local firework display. Should you:
A) Sit him on the sofa with you and cuddle/calm him each time there is a loud bang.
B) Gently reassure them occasionally whilst going about your normal business, turn the volume on the television up a little and make him a den to hide in.
C) Take him outside so he can see the fireworks rather than wondering what the noise is.
12. Your usually clean dog has had an accident in the kitchen during a thunderstorm. You should:
A) Put the dog in another room whilst you calmly clean up the mess.
B) Rub his nose in it and tell him off so that he won’t do it again.
C) Take away his toys for the rest of the day.