Save a Life: What to do when a pet is ill or injured

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Pets are like family, and like human, they suffer injuries too.

One veterinarian says cuts, lacerations and eating the wrong things are the most common issues for our four legged friends.

They say first call your vet when something is wrong. If it is a wound, they say to cover it with gauze.

If they eat chocolate, keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide on hand.

"This does make dogs vomit, however you would always want to do that under the advisement of a vet," Dr. Courtney Pierce, a veterinarian said. "Some things we don't recommend having your dog vomit up so you would want to make sure you consult a vet professional before you did that."

Another recommendation, keep a list of emergency numbers for your vet and a pet poison control center handy.