As a dog owner, are you ready for emergencies? Do you have what’s needed to properly remove ticks that your furkid accidentally got from the park? Do you know what to do when your pooch gets a bad cut on its paw? You may be fortunate to have never experienced any emergencies with your pup, but it never hurts to be equipped with some first aid essentials and basic canine medical knowledge. Here’s a checklist to get you started!
First Aid Kit Checklist:
- A waterproof and durable kit
- Contact information of your regular vet and the nearest 24hr clinics
- Medical and vaccination records
- Printed instructions for CPR, choking first aid, tick & flea removal etc.
- Ear cleaner and eye drops
- Antiseptic cream/coconut oil: Prevents wound infection for cuts and scratch/bite wounds
- Hydrogen peroxide: Disinfects small wounds and induces vomiting
- Rectal thermometer & lubricant: Measures body temperature
- Saline solution: Flushes wounds and abrasions without sting
- Cotton balls for cleaning
- Cohesive bandages: Protect and compress wounds
- Alcohol: Kills ticks, disinfects tools
- Tweezers and gloves: Removes ticks safely
- Small container of flour: Stops bleeding from nail injury (add water to make into paste)
Do you have a doggy first aid kit at home? Share with us what you have in there!