I know the pet first aid kits aren’t the items new dog owners think to buy. For instance if you have the perfect first aid kit for you and your family. It might not help when Fiddo or Fluffy gets hurt. In addition to help pets in an emergency, assemble a pet first aid kit. For example a human first aid kit, is portable, durable watertight container is needed to hold all the supplies. I would assemble all of your pet supplies first so that you know how big of a container you need.

I know kitty food containers or tackle boxes make excellent first aid kits. Therefore a cat and dog needs in an emergency are similar to your own. I would make sure to include gauze pads, adhesive tape, scissors and tweezers, and have a blanket handy.

Most importantly be sure to ask the pet’s veterinarian of specific supplies the animal might need. I would carry anti-diarrhea medicine, syrup of ipecac to induce vomiting in case of poisoning, and activated charcoal. For this purpose include some eyedroppers in the pet first aid kit to give pet medicine. Best of all make sure the current contact information of the cat veterinarian is included in the kit.

If you are taking your pet with you while you travel, be sure to modify the pet’s first aid kit. For example call a veterinarians or friends you will be staying with there to ask if the area has any poisonous plants, snakes. If a cat or dog is injured, remember that it is an injured animal, not a person. I would say never give your cat or dog people medicine like aspirin or acetaminophen. Therefore check with your pet’s veterinarian about what medicines are appropriate in emergencies and what dosages are safe.

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