Dog First Aid Kit
First Aid For Dogs
Dog First Aid
Golden Retriever with mini First Aid Kit
A dog first aid kit is an investment in pet insurance. It provides you the chance to stabilize your dog on the way to the vet, veterinary hospital or clinic. You just may save the dog’s life because of it.
If you travel with your dog, or don’t live near a veterinary clinic, the dog first aid kit is even more important.
Ask your vet what else you should have in the kit and check the kit for expired medications and batteries.
List of emergency telephone numbers.
For a container, use a mechanics metal toolbox or a fisherman’s box. The container should be metal with a carrying handle. Assemble all this stuff gradually, and accumulate gradually. The list is long, I know, but everything on it is useful.
First Aid For Dogs—Tips
- To draw out infection from a wound, clean between paws or sooth itchy skin, add a heaping teaspoon of Epsom Salts to three cups warm water and mix. Apply to affected area with a sterile sponge, clean cloth or Q-Tip.
- For heat stroke or fever, apply rubbing alcohol to the skin with a sponge or rag. It has a great cooling effect. Also, use for cleaning oils out of ears and off skin. Use a Q-Tip to clean dirt and infections from the skin folds on the face, neck.
- Use petroleum jelly to lubricate the rectal thermometer. After raising the dog’s tail and inserting the thermometer, be sure to leave it in until is beeps. Too many people don’t do that and they get a bad reading.
Also, take your dog’s temperature when she is feeling okay so you know what her temp normally is for future reference.
- After any trauma, wrap your dog in a thermal blanket (in your first aid kit) and keep her warm to help prevent shock.
- Use KY jelly to hold fur back from a wound or area to be worked on. It washes off quickly with plain water.
- This will be ongoing as we suggest ways to use the products.
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