Handling and Transporting Tips

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Do not hug the animal to your chest to comfort the pet.   Keep the animal away from your face.
Muzzle dogs and wrap cats and smaller animals in a blanket or towel.
Do NOT stress the animal.  Go slow and be gentle.
Improvise a stretcher using blankets, boards, throw rugs, toboggans, etc.
If possible, apply a splint to immobilize joints above and below fractures.