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Pet Parent Tips: First Aid Essentials for Pets

Despite our best efforts, accidents can happen and our pets can get hurt or injured or even get choked. Many of us out there could struggle to take that next step because you’ve hardly been in such situations before. Pet parents can learn the basics about providing emergency care to their furry buddies in times of need. This helps in providing much needed comfort to your pet in such situations. It also helps in the survival after the accident has taken place. Moving on, in this blog, we have compiled some important tips. Also, some first aid essentials that every pet parent must be educated about.

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Preparing a First Aid Kit Bag For Your Pet

The main reason about such an awareness is to raise awareness among pet parents. Also, to educate them about the importance of having a first aid kit bag. Hence, every pet parent should have one and the following items must be in it.

  • A bottle of povidone iodine
  • Saline solution to get debris out of the eyes
  • Cotton pads and balls
  • A bottled water for flushing wounds
  • A pair of scissors (small)
  • Sterile non-stick pads and bandages
  • Compresses
  • Styptic powder to stem the flow of blood from nicks and cuts
  • Topical creams for applying on cuts, bites, and nicks
  • High potency hemp CBD oil
  • Allergy tablets for allergic reactions
  • A clean towel

Your first aid kit bag contain the above items. If so, you are well prepared for any unfortunate incidents that may occur. It will also help you handle the situation with ease.

What To Do In Case Of An Emergency? 

So you have the first aid kit bag ready, but you still need to act upon the situation. But before anything else, you need to remain calm. This will only help you tackle the situation better. Moreover, the following steps need to be taken in case there is an emergency.

  • Remove all possible threats from the incident area such as broken glass or whatever.
  • If your pet is choking, then try and remove the item and perform a CPR, if needed.
  • If there is bleeding, first try and stop the bleeding. Then, clean the area before applying bandages on it.
  • Check your buddy’s vital signs and make sure they are calm as well.
  • Check and see if there are any broken bones.
  • If you are unable to handle the situation, call your vet and seek their expert opinion.

At the end of the day, our pet’s health is our responsibility, and we as pet parents, need to be on our toes at all times. Stay safe, and keep your friendly four-legged buddies safe as houses as well!

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