What's in your pet first-aid kit in 2017? Here's a quick look at what you should stock up on.
You have a pet first aid kit, right? Oh, you don’t? Turns out it’s easy to put together with items you already have in the medicine cabinet or pantry!
Pro tip: keep one at home and one in the car. That way you’ll be prepared in case of a dog park injury, or if your dog swallows something really weird while out on a walk. Accidents can happen when you least expect them, even in the safety of your own home. While we hope you never need it, a first aid kit will go a long way towards keeping your pooch healthy and safe.
Dog First Aid Kit Checklist
Information is power
- Your vet’s phone number and the number for your closest 24-hour emergency vet
- A first-aid guidebook
- Your pet’s vaccination history
- A recent photo (in case your pet gets lost)
- A leash
- A pet carrier
Helping and healing
- Blunt-end scissors
- Activated charcoal for accidental poisoning (contact Poison Control before administering)
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Ice pack
- Tweezers, and an old credit-card for removing bee stingers
- Cotton balls and swabs
- A penlight or flashlight
- Nail clippers
- Antibiotic ointment
Oh, and TREATS! Anything that motivates your pooch is particularly good, though of course, make sure it’s non-perishable for longest shelf life. (Cheese isn’t going to work here, in other words.)
Kit-list credit : www.rover.com