It would be great to prevent emergencies. Below is a list of several things that YOU can do to reduce the number of accidents:
- Make sure that your pet is properly vaccinated for the diseases present in for this area. Serious and life-threatening diseases like distemper, rabies and feline leukemia are rare in properly vaccinated pets. Do not over-vaccinate as this can be harmful to your pet’s immune system.
- Feed your pet the proper amount of a good diet that contains high quality ingredients and make sure it has plenty of fresh water at all times. Feeding high quality of food and measured amount based on your pet’s ideal weight, one can reduce the risk of diabetes, feline urinary disease, high cholesterol, and heart disease, as well as strengthen your pet’s immune system against invasion by germs and cancer cells.
- Keep the household trash away from your pet. Dsipose poisonous containers as directed. Ingestion of antifreeze, bug and weed killers, snail bait, meat bones (especially chicken, turkey, and pork) can be costly for you and painful and dangerous for your pet. Keep prescription drugs in an area not accessible to pets or children and keep them in their correct bottles with the lids fastened.
- Decorate your Christmas tree without tinsel if you have cats or small puppies. The tinsel can be accidentally swallowed by cats who are attracted to its sparkle and that can lead to serious intestinal disease and a need for emergency surgery.
- Keep your pets in a fenced yard and always use a leash, harness, or carrier when transporting or exercising your pet. Dogs and cats are rarely hit by a car while safely in their own yard or while controlled on a leash.
- Avoid use of snail bait and rodent poisons and if you must use them, put them where no pets can contact them.
In an emergency, please consult with your veterinarian ASAP. A bed sheet can be used to pick up badly hurt pet. Protect yourself from being accidentally being bitten by a painful pet. Your pet in pain may try to bite so it may be best to cover the head or use a gauze strip to muzzle your dog.
Home Made Pet First Aid Kit
- Some items can be helpful”
- Neosporin wound ointment.
- Benadryl 25mg
- Artificial tears to wash out eye injuries
- Styptic powder: Used to stop bleeding of broken nails.
- 2 inch gause rolls
- 4 inch gauze pads
- Duct tape
- Hydrogen peroxide 3% Use clean out dirty wounds.
- Rescue Remedy: It can be given 3-4 drops under the tongue in any emergency and help prevent shock.