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.
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