Imagine you’re enjoying a weekend at a friend’s mountain cabin. You spend the afternoon hiking with your dogs, only to discover he’s covered in deer ticks — or he stepped on a beehive, ate half of a chocolate cake or suffered an allergic reaction. You need veterinary advice or possibly help, and you need it fast. Just like people, dogs sometimes suffer from occasional injuries or illnesses. Creating a first aid kit customized for your dog’s potential medical needs is easy and inexpensive — and it could potentially save his life.
Things to Include
Creating a basic first aid kit makes it easier to provide your pet with the immediate medical care he may need. Plan to keep your first aid kit in your car so you have it available at all times — don’t forget to take it with you in the event you travel without your car. Include information such as your vet’s phone number and the contact information for the animal hospital that’s closest to your home. The ASPCA also runs a poison control hotline, reachable at 1-800-426-4435, which is helpful if … Read Entire Post