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Pet First Aid Awareness Month

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month! 🩺🐾
As the month comes to a close, we wanted to share a few items you should keep on hand in case of an emergency!
If you have any questions on these items do not hesitate to give us a call at (518) 725-8117 or our partner hospital, Dove Creek Animal Hospital, at (518) 627-9762.
In the following video, Dr. Sharpe discusses what you should keep in your pet’s first aid kit. 🐶❤️🐱
Note: In the event of an emergency, please contact a veterinarian FIRST for guidance.
1. Phone number, clinic name, address of your veterinarian PLUS contact info for local veterinary emergency clinics; ASPCA poison-control center – 1-800-426-4435
a. Always check with a veterinarian or animal poison control expert before giving to your pet
3. Absorbent gauze pads & non-stick bandages
4. Adhesive tape
5. Vetwrap
6. Cotton balls
7. Ear Cleaner
8. Fresh 3% Hydrogen Peroxide – to induce vomiting
a. Always check with a veterinarian or animal poison control expert before giving to your pet
9. Kitchen baster or spoon
10. Ice pack
11. Old sock filled with rice for hot pack
12. Disposable gloves
13. Tweezers
14. Tick puller
15. Over-the-counter triple antibiotic ointment
16. Styptic powder
17. Digital Thermometer & petroleum jelly
18. Travel bowls
19. Pillowcase for treatment on cat – burrito
20. Benadryl
a. Always check with a veterinarian or poison control expert before giving to your pet
21. Slip lead or muzzle – in case pet is painful and attempts to bite
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