Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Whether you’re going on vacation with your pet or just taking a hike in the area, having a pet first aid kit handy can make an emergency easier to deal with!
The items in your pet first aid kit should include those practical items needed for an emergency, or for small injuries and occurrences. Tweezers, for example, are crucial in removing a tick during a hike. Or, can remove a splinter, piece of glass or other foreign object from a paw.
You should keep a pet first aid kit in the back or trunk of your car at all times. It can be easily grabbed when you leave for a hike, or placed in your luggage for vacation. Packing a mini kit for hiking packs allows you to have these items neatly packed and easy to carry while out in the wilderness.
Keep a blanket or sheet in the trunk of your car with the first aid kit. This can be handy for carrying your pet, if needed, or covering their head to keep them calm during an emergency. This is also helpful for any injured animals that you may find.
Along with an ice pack, keep a bottle of water and roll-up water bowl in your kit as well. These items can save your dog’s life in the event of dehydration or overheating while out for a walk. Remember to not let your dog drink too much too fast when overheating. This can cause vomiting, further complicating the dehydration.
We never plan for an emergency to happen, which is why having a prepacked pet first aid kit can mean the difference between chaos and control in any situation.