Thursday, September 10, 2015

What Goes in a Pet First Aid Kit?

   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.
Pet First Aid kit contents and emergency blanket     
     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 
Westie and Basset with first aid kit and bandaged teddy bear
Pierre: “That’s a nasty boo-boo that you have Mr. Teddy.”
Bentley: “Where is my defibrillator? This guy is “bearly” breathing!”
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23 comments :

  1. Hahahhaah bless em ready for action ! yes we have an extensive go bag especially for summer and fires..but snake bites here are the one thing we cannot really prepare for..apart from prompt action..there is always talk about Vit C shots but the dose required ability to keep them long term in storage makes this not practical..keeping a tie or bandage handy in the car is also good in case you come across an injured animal that needs to have it's mouth muzzled for your own safety..always good to be prepared :) hugs Bev xx

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  2. Oh I think that bear needs surgery by Dr. Easy :o) I've won the same first aid kit at Speedy's blog and I'm happy that I have it always on board... although we hope we will never need it :o)

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  3. Excellent first aid kit! LOVE your humor...cracks us up!! :)

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  4. So important. I think many of us have first aid kits for our human families, but forget about our furry family.

    P.S: hope Mr. Teddy is OK!

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  5. Sounds like you are prepared. Hope you don't have an emergency, though.

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  6. This is great Melissa! I am going to share this to my husky group!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  7. My humans always laugh when they have to raid the canine first-aid cabinet when they have boo boos!

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  8. we have two pet kits - one we keep in the car all the time and one is for around the home.....it is also important to restock them every six months - especially the car one as the constant difference in temperature in the car can make things dry out.

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  9. Great post! I have to check our kit to see if it has charcoal in it but otherwise I think we are good!

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  10. Great post. Hazel won a small first aid kit at an obedience trail. We have used some of the items and need to restock.
    We love Dr Harvey healing cream
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  11. Thanks for all your work. I must check ours out.

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  12. You two make excellent ER Dogters!

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  13. my hubby has a huge human first aid kit in the car (hes a football coach and first aid trained), and it has a compartment inside it for animal first aid. its been invaluable over the years, and not just for our pets, hes helped humans and other animals too. most people dont carry anything for an emergency!

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  14. Thank you for this important reminder
    Lily & Edward

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  15. I've had a first aid kit for years...but this is a good reminder that it needs replenishing!

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  16. You just never know when you'll need something like that.

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  17. Very nice First Aid Kit, guys!! We have 3 different kits...one that lives in the car....one that lives in our closet AND one that lives in the big Earthquake/Disaster kit we have....Our Mama is a worry wart, but in the best, most lovable way ;-).
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  18. Ha ha, that was a good one, guys! Back when I had a pet sitting business, we got first aid kits for all of the pet sitters. I still have mine and keep it in the car at all times.
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

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  19. We need both...a first aid kit and a disaster preparedness kit. The mom better get moving!

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  20. This would be an excellent kit!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  21. We have a Doggie First Aid Kit in our home and in our car! They also feature Dr. Harvey's Miracle Cream ;-)

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  22. hahaha you guys make great doctors. Great post, I got a big first aid kit.

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