Accidents can’t always be prevented (that’s why they’re called accidents), but by being prepared you can help keep small problems from turning into big ones.
“Having a first aid kit at home can be of substantial assistance,”. You can buy first aid kits at pet stores. Or you can stock your own. Here’s what it should include.
- Your vet’s telephone number, plus the number of an emergency weekend or nighttime vet.
- A veterinary first aid manual such as Emergency Care for Cats and Dogs.
- Gauze rolls or pads.
- Adhesive tape.
- Absorbent cotton.
- Scissors, preferably with rounded tips.
- Hydrogen peroxide.
- Antibiotic ointment.
- Hydrocortisone ointment.
- Rectal thermometer.
- Syringe (without the needle) for giving oral medications.
- Antihistamine liquid.