Most households keep a first-aid kit for their families. But often overlooked is the first-aid kit for the furry family member.
A cut paw, a bite during rough play, an upset tummy, a toxic exposure, a bee sting or an accident at the dog park. That’s just a short list of mishaps your dog may encounter.
Chances are you already have most of the items you’d need if your beloved canine got injured or sick. But, it’s a good idea to create a dedicated kit just for your pet so you can grab it quickly when an accident strikes. Even better, make it a portable kit so you can take it in the car when you’re out and about with your dog.
Here’s what the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Humane Society of the United States and other experts suggest you have in your pet first-aid kit:
Finally, if you’ve administered any home first-aid to your pet, it’s always a good idea to contact your vet and see if a visit is in order. Infections can be ugly and a trip to the vet is pretty cheap compared to the discomfort of your furry kid.
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