Posted on July 23 2018
Of course, we don’t want anything bad to ever happen to our fur babies, but accidents do happen. And it’s always best to be prepared, just in case.
This is why having a first aid kit for your dog is so important. I mean, you have first aid stuff for yourself right? So why wouldn’t you have any for your dog?
What better way to get a first aid kit than to put it together yourself?
Today I want to show you what all you should include in your first aid kit.
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What you need:
- Gauze pads
- Cotton balls
- Adhesive tape
- Styptic powder -used to stop bleeding, usually from cutting nails
- Alcohol wipes
- Antibiotic ointment - such as Neosporin
- Oral syringe
- Towel or blanket
- Hydrogen Peroxide - can be used to help induce vomiting, start with a small amount
- Emergency phone numbers - listed below
- Saline eye solution
- Benadryl - 1 mg per pound of dog
- Tick remover unless you prefer to use tweezers
- Disposable gloves
- Vet wraps - they cling to legs and paws and itself but not fur
- Leash and muzzle - if your dog is in serious pain they may need to be restrained
- Storage box
Emergency numbers needed:
- National Animal Poison Control Center 1-888-426-4435
- The phone number for your local vet
It’s better to be safe than sorry. Now you will be a little more prepared in case of an accident.