We were recently fortunate to win an ER Pet First Aid kit from our friends at Bocci’s Beefs and the A.S.P.C.A. I couldn’t be happier because it allows me to keep everything needed for an emergency in one convenient kit. We also received an emergency blanket. Both of these will be in our car before we leave on any excursion. No one ever expects an accident, but everyone should be prepared for one to happen.
There is a difference in a First-Aid kit and a Disaster Preparedness Kit. Your First-Aid kit should be stocked with items that you will need for an emergency situation. A cut or a foreign object in your pup’s eye can be frightening to both of you. If you have the supplies that you need in one handy bag, it will reduce the level of stress experienced when an accident does happen. It is important to remember that your dog is in pain and will not be reacting normally. You should be prepared to use a towel or muzzle on them for both of your protection. Don’t end up with a dog bite to compound the problem. The most important thing you can do is remain calm.
Your first aid kit can be purchased ready-to-go or you can make one yourself with travel sized products you purchase. The important thing is that you have a kit.
☺ The Comic Relief☺
Pierre: “That’s a nasty boo-boo that you have Mr. Teddy.”
Bentley: “Where is my defibrillator? This guy is “bearly” breathing!”