Prepare a First Aid Kit for Your Pet

You know how important a good first aid kit is for you and your family. But it is also good to be prepared for a medical emergency for your pet. Any first aid administered to your pet should be followed by immediate veterinarian care.

You can buy a first aid kit specially designed for pets, or you can put together your own. Here are some things that should be included in any animal first aid kit.

Sterile saline solution
Eye wash
Antibiotic ointment
Hydrogen peroxide
Alcohol prep pads
Petroleum jelly
Large sterile gauze pads and rolls
Ace bandage
Adhesive tape
Latex gloves
Small flashlight
Nylon leash and muzzle
Milk of magnesia
Activated charcoal
Insect bite ointment
Nail clippers
Grooming clippers
Instant ice pack
Blunt tip scissors
Thermal blanket
Hydrocortisone cream

List of veterinarian, animal hospital, and poison control phone numbers
Proof of rabies vaccination status, copies of medical records, and a current photo of your pet.

At Bridgeway I Apartments in Lafayette, Louisiana, we know you love your pets and we love sharing helpful tips to help you care for them. Be sure to stock up on supplies for your favorite canines and/or felines.

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