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Good afternoon pet lovers!!

Today we are sharing an extremely helpful article from Pet Sitters International entitled ‘Items you need in your pet first aid kit.’ Do you have a first aid kit for your beloved pets? If not have you ever thought about what you might need in one? “Just like people, most pet accidents happen in or nearby the home. Examples of the most common pet accidents include: toxic ingestion, dog bites, high rise syndrome, ripped toenails, foreign body ingestions with gastrointestinal problems, eye emergencies, broken bones, trouble giving birth and being hit by a car. One way to be prepared is to have a pet first aid kit on hand.

An article in a previous issue of PSI’s Pet Sitter’s World magazine offered these suggestions for your Pet First Aid Kit, provided by Pet Poison Helpline®.”

Dog and Cat Pet First Aid Kit contents:

  • Hydrogen peroxide 3% (within the expiration date)
  • An oral dosing syringe or turkey baster (for administering hydrogen peroxide)
  • Teaspoon/tablespoon set (to calculate the appropriate amount of hydrogen peroxide to give)
  • Liquid hand dish washing detergent (i.e., Dawn, Palmolive)
  • Rubber gloves Triple antibiotic ointment with NO other combination ingredients—NOT for use in CATS!)
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Diphenhydramine tablets 25 mg (with NO other combination ingredients)
  • Ophthalmic saline solution or artificial tears
  • Can of tuna packed in water or tasty canned pet food
  • Sweet electrolyte-containing beverage
  • Corn syrup
  • Vegetable oil

Based on recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), you should also consider including these additional items:

  • Gauze
  • Nonstick bandages (or towels/cloth strips)
  • Adhesive tape for bandages (Do not use human adhesive bandages.)
  • Milk of Magnesia
  • Digital thermometer
To read more about other things to consider when putting together your pet’s first aid kit, click on the original article link here.  
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