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Because Cinema Veterinary Center wants you to be prepared in case of an Emergency!!

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 by deborah  | Tags: emergency, pets, veterinarian, veterinary medicine, dogs, cats, weather, safety, kit, scared, pet safety  | Comments (0)

Here are some helpful items to consider when making an emergency first aid kit for your pet. Store the items in a waterproof container. Make sure to note the seasonal items (e.g. winter blankets, season appropriate medicines, etc.) and expiration dates.


Because Cinema Veterinary Center wants you to be prepared in case of an Emergency!!

 

Creating a Pet Emergency First Aid Kit:

 

Here are some helpful items to consider when making an emergency first aid kit for your pet. Store the items in a waterproof container. Make sure to note the seasonal items (e.g. winter blankets, season appropriate medicines, etc.) and expiration dates.

 

General Items:

1. A book detailing animal first-aid procedures and tips

2. Copies of your pet’s medical/vaccination records

3. Contact information or your:

     a. Veterinarian

     b. Veterinary Emergency Clinic

     c. ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center 888-426-4435

     d. Friend or family member who is familiar with your pet

 

Pet-Specific Supplies:

1. Spare leash and collar

2. Cloth muzzle

3. Prescribed medication records – it is always a good idea to have an extra supply of pet’s prescribed medications

4. Bottled water and bowl

5. Bag of food (Be sure to mark the date of storage to replace as needed)

6. Dog waste bag, paper towels, antibacterial soap

 

First-Aid Supplies:

1. Gauze rolls and adhesive tapes – used to control bleeding and provide support for suspected bone fractures or breaks

2. Bandage scissors

3. Self-adhesive bandages (does not stick to fur)

4. Antiseptic products – used on cuts and scratches to prevent infection and relieve pain

5. Cotton balls

6. Gauze pads (for wound cleaning)

7. Instant ice pack

8. Saline solution

9. Blanket

10. Pet carrier

 

Over-the-counter items:

1. Milk of magnesia, activated charcoal for ingestion of poisons

2. Anti-diarrheal pills

3. Flea and tick medicine

4. Sedatives

5. Artificial tear solution

6. Veterinarian suggested allergy medicine, such as Diphenhydramine

7. Anti-itch cream

8. Water-based sterile lubricant

9. Animal bug spray

10. Styptic pencil to stop bleeding

11. Rubbing alcohol

12. Epsom salt

13. Glucose paste or corn syrup for animals that are diabetic or have low blood sugar

 

Keep in mind when an animal becomes ill or requires emergency first aid care, the veterinarian should be contacted immediately.

 

Useful tools:

1. Thermometer

2. Tick remover

3. Tweezers

4. Nail Clippers

5. Needle-nose pliers

6. Syringe

7. Eye droppers

8. Pen light/Flashlight

 

Remember!!

• Injured pets may be scared, in pain, or confused

• Even the gentlest pet may bite or scratch

• Take precautions to avoid getting hurt:

     o Avoid mouth

     o Do not smother the pet

     o Stay calm, slowly move, and handle carefully

     o Stop if pet becomes agitated

     o Use a muzzle, but only if animal is not vomiting

• If possible, secure animal in a carrier during transport

• To avoid distraction and provide comfort, have someone ride with you or drive to veterinarian


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