can shop around for pet first aid kits
If a dog is part of your family, then it's time to put together a first aid kit that will be handy if your pet has an emergency. This means that, just like human kits, you should be prepared with both supplies and the knowledge to handle a range of situations.
Local pet supply stores and online businesses will have plenty of options for purchasing complete kits or building your own. For canines, you may also need to take a trip to the discount drug mart for some items - that will certainly save a little.
Pre-made kits come in several sizes that include travel, pocket size, standard, and deluxe. You can also find kits that are location-specific such as outdoors, hunting, hiking, and for home use.
First and foremost, a pet owner should make two purchases. One is an instruction/safety manual for pet first aid. The second is a muzzle of some type; it can be a roll of soft gauze, an extra leash, or a regular muzzle-type apparatus. No matter how gentle a dog is when it is feeling well, if it is in pain, the first reaction is to bite. If you can constrain your pet before beginning emergency procedures, your job will be much easier. Ideally, too, if you have an emergency situation, it is always advisable to have a second person available to help with the handling.
kits should include such items as:
An expanded home
kit would also contain:
and outdoor kits should have these items
Always be sure,
before you purchase any of these items, that they are approved for use
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