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First Aid Kit
Dog First Aid Must Haves
Whilst you can never predict when an emergency will strike your pet, you can certainly always be prepared for one. In my opinion, it’s extremely beneficial to keep a pet first aid kit at home and in your car; plus a list of emergencies phone numbers. I hope you never have to use your first aid kit, but just in case here's a list of essentials you will need.
First Aid Kit Container
I use a Tupperware-like container for my dog’s First Aid Kit. I bought it as an impulse sale from our local supermarket, because it fits the bill for what I need to house Molly's and Rosie's medications and equipment. It’s:
- strong and durable
- inexpensive to buy
- easy to clean either by hand or dishwasher
- clear, so I can see at a glance what is inside
- airtight which keeps the contents sterile
Medications and Supplies
- Alchol Wipes
- Arthritic ointment
- Hyrogen Peroxide
- Pet Calming Flower Essences
- Saline Eye Solution
- Syptic Powder
- Comforrt blanket, pillow and toy
- Cotton Buds
- Disposable gloves
- Hot water bottle
- Ice and heat packs
- List of emergency phone numbers
- Oral Syringe
- Small Flashlight
- Thermometer and lubricant
If your dog injures it'self and is in obvious pain:
- calm him down with a couple of eye droppers of Pet Calming Flower Essences
- make him comfortable and warm with one of his favourite comfort blankets and pillows. If it is a cold day pop a warm hot water bottle under his blanket.
- ring you vet or emergency service ahead so you will be expected on arrival.
This article and information forms part of the Carole's Doggie World Holistic Library and is presented for informational purposes only.The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local vet. Instead, the content offers the reader information researched and written by Carole Curtis for www.carolesdoggieworld.com