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Emergency Essentials: Preparing A Pet First Aid Kit

Emergency Essentials: Preparing A Pet First Aid Kit


If you have a furkid, it is essential that you have a pet first aid kit right beside yours. Accidents and emergencies can happen anytime and it’s best to be prepared. With a first aid kit, you’ll have immediate access to the necessary items anytime that a pet might need. Fortunately, a first aid kit for pets and humans have several items in common. However, on top of the necessary items, the kit has to have items specific to your pet.

Emergency Essentials: Preparing A Pet First Aid KitSource: Care4dogonthego

As a pawrent, you can either choose to purchase one from any Singapore pet shop or make your own, following the checklist below.

1. Emergency contacts

Always have the contacts of the emergency contacts at hand. These contacts include your vet, your contact information or pet vehicle services. This allows you or anyone that is watching over your pet with instant information to the necessary people in case of emergency.

2. Your pet’s paperwork

In addition to the emergency contacts, keep an updated copy of your pet’s paperwork and records in the kit as well. The paperwork includes your pet’s medical records, vaccination records and other necessary information that is usually required.

3. Basic first-aid supplies Emergency Essentials: Preparing A Pet First Aid KitSource: Ray Allen

As mentioned, items from first-aid kits for humans can also be included in ones meant for fur-kids as well. Basic supplies include gauze, gloves, blunt scissors, adhesive tape and self-adhesive bandages, to name a few.

4.Rectal thermometer and lubrication jelly

If you’re in the position of taking your pet’s temperature, do not do it orally as you would for humans. Pets need to have their temperature taken rectally with the use of the jelly. Remember to use one that's specifically for pets as human thermometers don't work on them.

5. Muzzle or strips of cloth

Muzzle your pet only as a measure to prevent it from attacking and biting the one administering first aid on it. However, do not attach the muzzle on if your pet is vomiting!

6. Instant heat and ice packs Emergency Essentials: Preparing A Pet First Aid KitSource: Amazon

The heat pack can be used to warm a pet suffering from hypothermia while an ice pack is needed to reduce swelling. Do remember to wrap the ice pack in cloth before using it as it might cause ice burns. If you’re home, you can also use a bag of frozen peas.

7. Blanket and/or towel Emergency Essentials: Preparing A Pet First Aid KitSource: Vet Street

If your pet is injured, wrap a towel around it as an effort to calm it down. This can also be used to soak your pet’s blood and also provide a soft surface for your pet to lie on as you examine it.

8. Other items

If your pet is injured, wrap a towel around it as an effort to calm it down. This can also be used to absorb your pet’s blood and act as a soft surface for your pet to lie on as you examine it.

Though these items are recommended, your pet’s first aid kit is not limited to these items. You can and should include whatever you deem important for your pet. Do remember to constantly check through the items as well as replace expired ones. However, be sure not to include in too many things that’ll weigh it down. The first aid kit still needs to be lightweight and travel-friendly!

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