Three Legged Cross
Just like you have a first aid kit for yourself, you also need one for your pets! Having this readily available at home, when travelling or on a walk with your dog is important should you ever come into an emergency.
It is always best to seek veterinary advice and treatment when your pet gets hurt, however you may need to care for them until you can get to a vet practice or to be able to get them there safely.
Your first aid kit should contain:
- Dressing– this will go directly on the wound e.g. melolin
- Padding– applying a layer of padding will provide protection e.g. cotton wool
- Bandage– this will keep the dressing and padding in place and provide support e.g. vetwrap or crepe
- Adhesivetape – used to secure bandages in place e.g. micropore tape
- Salinesolution – to clean wounds
- Syringe– 10ml syringe can be used to clean a wound or administer fluids
- Roundended and curved scissors
- Rectalthermometer and lubrication
- Blanket– the bigger the dog, the bigger the blanket
- Vinyl gloves
- Contact number of your veterinary surgery
We offer First Aid Courses tailed to veterinary professionals and pet owners, if you are interested please email email@example.com or call 01204 284 014.