Pet’s emergency can strike anytime; anyone who has pets must keep a pet first aid kit in easy reach. Many situations require quick action to reduce the chances of injury, infection and further complications. Being prepared can keep the manageable incident from becoming a health threat. Someone who has faced an emergency can tell it is essential.
First aid is not a substitute for veterinary treatment. However, some basic first aid can help before you are able to get your pet to a veterinarian. Veterinary care should be following first-aid attempts.
A pet’s first aid kit is the first step in being prepared should an animal emergency happen. Our Kit is designed to be used in the home as well as camping outside with pets. Besides an emergency, some instruments in the kit can be used regularly.
There are many pre-made kits available but building your own kit or adding to a pre-made one, maybe the best way to have a kit customized to meet pet’s lifestyle and needs. A veterinarian can help you customize a first aid kit to meet pet’s specific medical needs. There are, however, some items that are necessary for any kit. Our kit contains all necessary instruments required in an emergency. kit contains:
- Kelly Forceps 14cm Curved
- Scissors 14cm Sharp/Blunt
- Forceps 16cm
- Universal Scissors 15cm
- Toe Nail Clipper
The kit should also include basic supplies like:
- Nonstick bandages
- Adhesive tape
- Antibiotic ointment (like Neosporin)
- Rectal thermometer
- Styptic Powder
- Sterile Eye Wash
- Ear wash
- Medical Tape 1″
- Roll Gauze
- Vet Wrap 2″or 4″
- Telfa pads
- Vet-Prescribed pain relief
- Latex or plastic exam gloves
- Water-based lubricating jelly
- Ice and hot packs
- Extra towels
- Diphenhydramine (aka Benadryl)
One of the most important elements in the kit is the phone numbers:
- Vet’s number
- Emergency vet number
- Poison control center number
These must be in speed dial; in an emergency, there is not much time to look for them.
How First Aid kit can help?
In an emergency, first aid kit can
- Reduce stress for everyone
- Cut recovery time
- Empower you to effectively help
- Being prepared can even make the difference