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Thursday, September 22, 2016

How To Make A Canine First Aide Kit

Today is AKC responsible dog owner day. We as a family have 3 4 legged canine members. There is the oldest that is a jack russel, then her son that is fondly referred to as gray dog or wolf and then the third is my daughters chihua. Each of them have their own personality and to not know them like that is to not be a pet owner. Our dogs are as much a part of our family as anyone else is. We try to take the best care for them. This includes having a canine pet first aid kit. 

Do you have special members in your family as well?? Do you want to give them all you can. Perhaps you should consider making your own pooch a first aid kit packed with all the items that they need if an emergency comes up.

First on an index card create a medical record card that includes your pets name and your phone number. All medications and vaccination history should be included. Also include the name of the vet, what emergency vet clinic you prefer, and the number to the animal poison control center. 

Include in the kit:
  1. Gauze – For wrapping wounds or muzzling the injured animal
  2. Nonstick bandages, towels, or strips of clean cloth – To control bleeding or protect wounds
  3. Adhesive tape – For bandages. Do NOT use human adhesive bandages (eg, Band-Aids®) on pets For securing the gauze wrap or bandage
  4. Hydrogen peroxide (3%) – To induce vomiting. Always contact your veterinarian or local poison control center before inducing vomiting or treating an animal for poison
  5. Digital Thermometer – you will need a “fever” thermometer because the temperature scale of regular thermometers doesn’t go high enough for pets.  To check your pet’s temperature do not insert a thermometer in your pet’s mouth—the temperature must be taken rectally.
  6. Eye dropper (or large syringe without needle) – To give oral treatments or flush wounds
  7. Muzzle (in an emergency a rope, necktie, soft cloth, nylon stocking, small towel may be used) – To cover your pet’s head.  If your pet is vomiting, do not muzzle it!
  8. Leash –  To transport your pet (if your pet is capable of walking without further injury)
The next time an emergency comes up you can rest assured that you will be prepared.

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