Emergencies in Kittens and Puppies (0-4 weeks)

April 2017

Audience: Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Public, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Being a foster caregiver to a very young kitten or puppy is an incredibly rewarding experience. Occasionally, however, the youngsters that are placed in foster care can become sick or injured. This can be a stressful experience for the kitten or puppy and for the foster caregiver. Questions of when to take them to the veterinarian, or is this an emergency can alarm foster caregivers who are concerned by signs of sickness or injury in their little charges. The following class aims to help foster caregivers determine when something is an emergency and when it isn't by providing an overview of the most common emergency symptoms.

In this class you will learn:

  • What the most common emergencies are in young kittens and puppies
  • Guidance on when to seek emergency veterinary care
  • Different types of supportive care you can provide until emergency care can be obtained

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