If you have a new pet at home it is necessary to have all the basic care to keep your health in perfect condition, in the same way that you must have a first aid kit for you at home and in your car, your pet must have a good first aid kit too. We will give you the guidelines today so you don’t miss anything in this new implemented.
Why is it important to have a pet’s first aid kit?
The animals you have at home are exposed to different situations that may pose a risk to their health, particularly if they go out to explore the garden or surroundings of your home.
Among the things that can happen are burns, particularly in kittens that seek heat near car engines, cuts, either by wires or by sharp instruments such as metal sheets, bites due to accidents or confrontations with other animals, choking, intoxication, falls or blows due to being hit by bicycles, cars, and even by the same people who sometimes do not see well or do not notice and can get to step on them especially when they are very small.
Keep in mind that a first aid kit for your pet does not replace the veterinary check-up, just like in a human being if your animal gets to have an accident, you can offer an initial help and then take it to the veterinarian as quickly as possible.
What items can not be missing in your pet’s first aid kit?
All the products that we are going to refer to must be purchased at an animal store, in this way you will ensure that their use is specialized for them, although of course there are some things that can be used for both humans and pets.
Latex gloves: These serve for your protection when you have to take care of wounds or burns of your pet will also prevent you from transmitting bacteria that can be lodged in your nails, it is a protection for both your pet and you.
Physiological serum: serves to clean the area of the eyes and wounds or burns.
Thermometer for animals: thermometers for animals are used rectally, some of them are disposable, so you can have more than one in the pet kit.
Ointments for burns and allergic reactions: these should be recommended by the veterinarian and purchased in small quantities should be alert to expiration dates.
Adhesive Plaster: is not to put it directly on the skin of your pet,, but to hold the gauze and bandages when there are wounds or require partial immobilization in case of fractures.