When you take your dog with you when on travel, be it camping, driving across the country or trekking, you should be prepared for the accidents and emergencies that may require for your dogs. Just as the human have the first-aid kit, be ready with the canines first-aid kit with essential bag, bin, backpack, shoulder bag and container. It is best to seek professional veterinary help when your pet is hurt, but when there arise a situation where you need to act immediately, be glad that you are aware of the first-aid procedures and kit ready. Click here to get the complete list of first aid kit for dogs. Keep reading to find the major ones.
Hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean the minor wounds. Hydrogen peroxide can also be used to induce the vomiting in the dog when it ingest something toxic. But make sure to check with the poison control professional before doing so and ensure you are aware of the proper instruction.
Antibiotic ointment is a must to have in the first aid kit for your dog. Keep the antibiotic ointment to be applied on the small cut or scratch to prevent any further infection, relieve pain and act as the barrier from the germs and bacteria, as it may lead to major health problem if left unattended for a while in the dogs.
Gauze, scissors and tape
Guaze, scissors and tape are the most essential emergency items in the first-aid kit. It can be used to control bleeding, and be used to hold the suspected fractures. Use the tape to hold the gauze or medicine to hold in place and scissors to cut the old strip of cloth to be used as bandage for larger wounds. Rubber gloves can also be stored in the first aid kit for medical emergency. Ensure to wear it when dealing with your pet’s body fluids or blood.
Wet or grooming wipes are not the actual emergency material but can be used to clean the dog when the situation arises. It can be used to clean the muddy paws before getting inside the car or cleaning the messy accidents, clean the dirt or blood off from the wound or even clean the eyes and ears. Keeping the dog and its environment cleaner prevent the infections and infestation that could make the canine sick.
When your dog gets injured, gently wrap them in their blanket to give them the comfort and provide the soft surface for it to rest. It helps you to calm them down and allow you to examine the injury without getting bitten.
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