Pet First-Aid Kit

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Animals are AMAZING when it comes to protecting themselves, and their owners, but sometimes the inevitable happens and our furry friends get hurt. Pet Insured wrote an article called Most Common Pet Accidents. The top nine ways animals get hurt are:

  • Bites from other animals
  • Insect bites/stings
  • Swallowed foreign objects
  • Bruises
  • Ligament injuries
  • Injured claws
  • Mouth/tooth injury
  • Eye scratch
  • superficial wounds

Whether it’s another animal bite, they’ve sprained a limb, eaten something dangerous, or they’ve run into traffic, it’s in that moment you wished you had a Pet First-Aid Kit. Our friends at ASPCA have created a list of items to include in your very own Pet-First Aid Kit:

  • Absorbent gauze pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Cotton balls or swabs
  • Fresh 3% hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting (always check with veterinarian or animal poison control expert before giving to your pet)
  • Ice pack
  • Disposable gloves
  • Scissors with blunt end
  • Tweezers
  • OTC antibiotic ointment
  • Oral syringe or turkey baster
  • Liquid dishwashing detergent (for bathing)
  • Towels
  • Small flashlight
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Styptic powder
  • Saline eye solution
  • Artificial tear gel
  • Phone number, clinic name, address of your veterinarian as well as local veterinary emergency clinics.

Visit How to Make a Pet First Aid Kit where there is a convenient printable version and a video for more information.

ASPCA

Written by J. Martin, HSNEGA Marketing Communications Specialist

Information for this blog post was inspired by the following online articles. Click through the links below to learn more.

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