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Be prepared with pet first aid kit

3/21/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Just like people, accidents and emergencies can happen to animals, so being prepared could make a lifesaving difference.

By having a pet first aid kit, pet owners can be equipped. Every pet parent should have a first aid kit for their pet in his or her home and car. Pet first aid kits are available, or a human first aid kit can be used and then supplemented with pet specific supplies.

Designed for animal care, a standard pet first aid kit contains: pet first aid book; nylon leash; muslin sling bandage; muzzle or strips of cloth to prevent biting (as long as pet is not vomiting, choking, coughing or otherwise having difficulty breathing); adhesive tape; antiseptic wipes; bandages; scissors; hydrogen peroxide; tongue depressor; tweezers; antibiotic ointment; alcohol prep pads; latex gloves; rectal thermometer; eye wash solution; instant cold pack; rescue blanket; and diphenhydramine if approved by a veterinarian for allergic reactions. Vet must specify correct dosage for your pet’s size.

A list of emergency phone numbers, including those for the pet’s veterinarian, an after-hours emergency veterinary hospital and the National Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435), also should be available.

Once you have a pet first aid kit, it’s a good idea to include for each pet: copies of their vaccine records, copies of their medical records and current photos of your pet.


This information was provided courtesy of Tripswithpets.com.

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