Being a pet owner is just like being a parent to a child. Saying so, the cares we offer them will always a step above other things. It is natural for them to get scratches and bites from neighbourhood pets in a healthy fight. That is exactly why we need a Pet First Aid kit ready in your home, at all time. Keep in mind that it does also come in handy in a disaster time.
First-Aid Kit Supplies
A proper First aid kit must contain materials/resources that will aid in treating a wound or preventing the chances of infection that may occur. Vet in Sharjah suggests keeping these items in your pet First-aid kit in case of an emergency situation demands.
- Emergency Contact Numbers
- Bandages & Tapes
- Hydrogen Peroxide (3%)
- Disposable Gloves
- Antiseptic Wipes
- Sterile Eye Wash
Emergency Contact Numbers
Contact numbers of Personal Veterinarian, Nearby Veterinary center, Relatives/Pet sitter, Emergency transportation are a must include numbers in a pet first aid kit. Make sure to keep a written copy or a printed copy for better usage (Would be useful even if your phones are run out of battery).
Treating an injured dog will be difficult sometimes. Because they might behave aggressively solemnly due to the pain they are suffering. So to avoid them from biting anyone, Muzzle is the smartest solution. Prior to the incident, it is essential to make your dog adapt to Muzzle. This will help him causing unnecessary struggles when the time comes.
Bandages & Tapes
Use pet-friendly, non-sticky bandages & gauges to cover and secure wounds and to prevent bleeding. While applying bandages, they should be gentle so that they won’t slip off and enable a smooth blood flow.
Vet surgery clinic Sharjah recommends the use of Blunt-tipped scissors to avoid unwanted injuries occurring from movements of your pet. The round-tipped scissors helps in preventing harms to your dear pet when clearing fur near bitten/damaged area.
Hydrogen Peroxide (3%)
If your pet dog ate something toxic, giving 3% Hydrogen Peroxide will make them induce vomiting. Since vomiting is not always the answer for certain poisons, it is better to ask for veterinary advice. Be reminded to keep a label on the bottle of Hydrogen peroxide in the pet first aid kit, in case if it is not operated by you.
Apart from safeguarding yourself, wearing gloves reduces the risk of infection for your pet. Keep 2 pair of gloves in the first aid kit.
Removing pieces of sharp objects like glasses will be difficult to remove using hands. Tweezers made it easier and safer for us. Also, tweezers are helpful in removing ticks.
Cleansing wounds using Antiseptic wipes will reduce the risks of infection.
A Needleless syringe will be useful to provide fluid type foods to pets. Especially if your pet is dehydrated. Syringes can also be used to flush out and clean wounds.
Keeping a Digital Thermometer with a temperature range of at least 105 degrees in a first aid kit can help you check the temperature of your dear pet, and assess the health condition based on the readings.
Sterile Eye Wash
The irritated eye problem of pets can be dealt with using Sterile eyewash. Vet Vaccination Center in Sharjah strictly says that eyewash can only be used under the advice of veterinary doctors.
Follow the guidelines of Pet clinic in Dubai & fill up your pet first aid kit with these items to safeguard the life of your dear little companion.
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