Most of us have a first aid kit in our homes stocked for situations where we may need quick access to bandaids, antiseptic, thermometer, or cold-compress as not every injury requires a visit to the emergency room or doctor’s office. However, do you have a first aid kit specifically for your furry friends? Making sure you have a pet-specific first aid kit is an additional safety measure to ensure you are able to tend to your companion during an emergency situation.
When stocking your kit, you should consider including these items:
Bandages (large & small)
Bandage Scissors & Tape
First Aid Pamphlet for Pets
Mineral Oil or Activated Charcoal
Scissors (with blunt ends)
Sterile Saline Solution
Thermometer (rectal – made for animals)
Antibiotic Ointment (without benzocaine or
Thermal Foil Emergency Blanket
While you can easily stock your own kit with items found at your local pharmacy and purchased through your veterinarian, you can also find pre-assembled kits at most neighborhood pet stores, as well as online. Be sure to go through your kit annually to ensure it is fully stocked with the necessary items and also check to make sure that you discard and replace any items that are past their expiration dates.
On a final note, exciting things are happening here at the farm! Be sure to stay tuned in the next few weeks to keep up to date on the status of Riley and future puppies!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Our home was filled with visitors, both of the human and canine kind, during the week and nothing makes me happier than cooking for a houseful of people and dogs. It certainly got me not only ready, but excited for the upcoming holiday season as I am now already reviewing recipes for Christmas cookies and planning my holiday party menus. ’Tis the season!
As we become deep in the throws of the holiday season, here are some tips to keep your pets safe and healthy:
This will be our last blog post for 2016, so we want to take this moment to wish you and your family a holiday season filled with love, gratitude and affection. We look forward to reconnecting with you in the new year as we have so many exciting things in store for 2017.
Happy Holidays…from our family to yours!
PS: Many of you are probably already in the throws of holiday shopping as we are here at the farm, and if you are anything like me, you like to include your furry friends on that long list of gifts to give. If you are looking for that perfect gift for your pet or a friend that is a pet parent, then check out these gift ideas from Life’s Abundance!