Sample of a First Aid Kit:
Stock Up These Supplies in Case of An Emergency. You can easily put together a well-stocked pet first aid kit using a waterproof container that opens and closes easily.
Can print out this checklist and keep within reach:
– Veterinarian’s contact information: have numbers for both your family veterinarian and an after-hours emergency veterinarian readily available
– Scissors: for cutting hair and bandages
– Tweezers: for removing objects from skin or paws
– Eyedropper: to dispense liquid medication or clean superficial wounds
– Gloves: to help protect you and keep the wound sanitary
– Gauze pads: for cleaning injuries
– Gauze rolls: to wrap around wounds or use as a safety muzzle
– Soft muzzle: to prevent your pet from biting you or chewing on an injury while in pain
– E-collar: available in a variety of sizes, this opaque or clear plastic, cone-shaped protector attaches to your pet’s collar and can be found at veterinary clinics and pet stores. Prevents your pet from accessing a wound or injury
– Alcohol prep pads: to sterilize items such as scissors or tweezers
– Cold pack: to reduce swelling or pain
– Digital thermometer: to find out if your pet is running a fever (a mercury thermometer can shatter)
– Hydrogen peroxide: to clean a wound
– Rags or rubber tubing: to use as a tourniquet
– Blanket or towel: to wrap around injured pet, carry an injured pet and provide warmth
– Rabies Recommendation
– Animals in pain may bite you. It is critical that you can provide evidence of your pet’s rabies vaccination at all times. Depending on state regulations, a pet without proof of current rabies vaccination may be quarantined.
Disaster Preparedness (also see the page titles Evacuation) for a lot more detail and sample checklist):
A natural disaster can strike at any time, no matter where you live. Whether an earthquake, storm or wild fire threatens your home, prepare for your pet’s well-being with a few weeks’ worth of food stored in an easy-to-grab container plus an ample supply of water. It’s one less thing to worry about while getting your family to a safe place.
Simple Measures Can Help Save Pets’ Lives:
Even Fido and Fluffy can suddenly fall ill or become injured. It’s important to stabilize your pet before getting him to a veterinary clinic. Some simple first aid measures can provide a necessary or even life-saving remedy until medical help can be reached.
You can easily put together a well-stocked pet first aid kit using a waterproof container that opens and closes easily.