Handling an emergency situation – first aid kit and proper training
While we may wish very hard that our pet never gets hurt or sick, hopeful thinking is not enough. Being well prepared is what prevents a not so great situation from turning into a critical one.
To actually be able to do something, you need to have the proper first aid kit! Here is a great article that lists all the tools you must have, and what they are useful for: http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/veterinaryqa/f/FirstAidKits.htm
Tools are not enough if you are unable to do a quick situation diagnostic or if you do not know how to use them. This is when proper training comes handy. There are several courses available around the country that can be given by a specialised company such as Kilookas, by training centers such as Guides Canins, or by other organizations as useful fundraisings activities, this event from le Repaire de Sasha, for instance:https://www.facebook.com/events/383551898340864/
Knowing what to do and having what you need makes it a lot easier to be calmer in a situation when your pet needs you! And obviously, in all first aid kit, contact information of a trusted veterinarian is a MUST!