Monday, April 25, 2011

Think Poison | First Aid Kit for Pets

Most homes have a first aid kit to help treat those inevitable boo-boos! But if you have a pet did you think of a first aid kit just for them? The ASPCA outlines some key items to invest in for an emergency first-aid kit for your pet.

The kit should contain:

•A fresh bottle of hydrogen peroxide, 3 percent USP (to induce vomiting)
•A turkey baster, bulb syringe or large medicine syringe (to administer peroxide)
•Saline eye solution
•Artificial tear gel (to lubricate eyes after flushing)
•Mild grease-cutting dishwashing liquid (for bathing an animal after skin contamination)
•Forceps (to remove stingers)
•A muzzle (to protect against fear- or excitement-induced biting)
•A can of your pet’s favorite wet food
•A pet carrier

Always consult a veterinarian or the APCC for directions on how and when to use any emergency first-aid item.

Source: ASPCA

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