Pet’s life is a lot precious to their owners and parents. They are always ready to be prepared for any emergencies or health situations to deal with. This DIY practice enables all the pet parents to assemble a first-aid box for their pets as per the urgent requirements.
It is obviously a strenuous task to devise a perfect first aid kit for pets. However, there are a few key points that are a must include in the kit. According to a research conducted by some students, it was found out that the following items must be present in the pet’s emergency first-aid kit.
The detailed medical profile of your pet which includes all the paperwork, vaccination charts, emergency contacts of the vet office and emergency hotel check-ins as well. In case of a natural calamity, these documents are your way of helping and rescuing the pet. Keeping both, hard and soft copies are recommended.
Food and Water Bowls
First aid kit should always have water and a food bowl. Not useful just in emergencies these items come in handy when you take your pet to a vacation or a hike also. Keeping your pet hydrated all the time is of vital importance especially during hikes or a road trip.
Packed Food, Fresh Supply of Water and Few Treats
You never know when the emergency alarm might burst out unexpectedly. Don’t fear in such kind of stressed situation, just remember to pick up the first aid kit because it has all the supplies in it. Packed tinned food and fresh water should be stocked and replaced with the latest ones from time to time. Emergencies or fatal incidents don’t inform you beforehand from arriving so you need to have at least a week’s supply stocked. A few treats also might help your pet calm down in a stressful situation.
Basic protection treatments must be stocked well in the first aid box like flea and tick prevention, heartwormers and wormers. You can also buy Bravecto and add it to your first-aid box because Bravecto chews eliminate all type of flea and ticks within 2 hours of administration. Apart from flea and tick medications, few anti-biotic and anti-septic must also be kept for treating a wounded cat or a dog.
Gauze, Scissors and Rubber Gloves
To control a bleeding dog or a hurt cat, the combined package of the 3 things comes in use. Always treat a wounded or a hurt puppy/kitten after wearing rubber gloves to avoid infections from spreading. Use gauze to control the bleeding with the use of an antiseptic cream if available.
Crate, leashes, collars, clean towel and blanket and some chew toys may help your pooch or a kitty to calm down and feel homely if stuck in an emergency.
First –aid kits should be carried even on small trips also. They may come in handy any time that you never ever thought about also. Safety measures, if taken properly at the right moment, always come to the rescue.