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Must-haves for Your Pet's First-Aid Kit

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Accidents happen and when they do, you want to be prepared. That's why having a first aid kit for your pet is essential. You can buy pre-stocked first aid kits or you can create your own. Here's a list of some of the items it should include:

  • Your vet's telephone number, plus the number of an emergency weekend or nighttime vet
  • A veterinary first aid manual such as Emergency Care for Cats and Dogs 
  • Gauze rolls or pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Absorbent cotton
  • Scissors, preferably with rounded tips
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone ointment
  • Eyewash
  • Tweezers
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Syringe (without the needle) for giving oral medications
  • Antihistamine liquid

- Information provided by Michael Schaer, D.V.M., professor of medicine and associate chief of staff at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville 

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14 Oct 2010 4:34 pm

crystalziegler said:

What a great idea!

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