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First aid kit for a pet

Save Pets of Ukraine has collected tips that should always be at hand


Save Pets of Ukraine social initiative founded by Kormotech emphasizes that pet care does not end with preventive examinations at the veterinarian.


If you care for a tail, then you must have a veterinary first aid kit, which will help to provide quick and proper medical care in unforeseen cases.


Remember that self-medication can be harmful to your tail's health. If you have provided first aid to an injured or sick animal, contact a doctor anyway.




What to put in your pet's first aid kit:


Dressing materials:

o sterile and non-sterile bandage;

o gauze napkins;

o wide adhesive plaster;

o hemostatic tourniquet;

o cotton wool

o cotton sticks;


Antiseptics:

o iodine (treatment of wounds);

o chlorhexidine (treatment of wounds and wiping of ears, fur around the eyelid);

o hydrogen peroxide.


Tools:

o pincers for removing ticks;

o thermometer (preferably electronic);

o tweezers (for removing spines);

o a set of disposable syringes (insulin syringes for a small tail - volume 1 ml, large - volume 2 ml);

o Pillow for hot / cold therapy;

o scissors;

o Ruler (for tire);

o Old tights (you can make a leotard out of them to limit the animal's mobility).


Medicines for the gastrointestinal tract:

o Probiotics (useful bacteria to support digestion);

o Drugs against diarrhea;

o Antiemetic.


Medicines and means for medical prevention:

o Medicines to prevent worms and other parasites;

o Vaccines and medicines for the prevention of diseases (according to the advice of a veterinarian)



Other means:


o Medicines against fleas and ticks (shampoos, sprays, drops on the withers);

o Old-style household soap 72% (first aid for bites - clean the wound and wash with soap);

o Dexamethasone ampoule (for allergic animals, after prior consultation with a doctor);

o Means for cleaning and caring for teeth (toothbrush and paste for animals);

o Fur and skin care products (shampoo, sprays, oils);

o Medical files (copy of the animal's veterinary passport, contact information of the veterinarian).



WARNING!


This list does not include painkillers, antibiotics and other powerful drugs. Before using these drugs, you must first consult with a veterinarian.


Owners of animals suffering from chronic diseases must have a set of drugs prescribed by a veterinarian.


Do not forget that all drugs must be stored in a place inaccessible to animals and monitor their expiration date.



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