October 20, 2019

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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:00 pm

Question: What should I have in a First Aid Kit for my pets?

Answer: Here is what I recommend:

• THERMOMETER - Temperatures above 102.5°F should get a call or visit to the vet.

• ASPIRIN - one baby aspirin per 25 lbs. (Nothing else, no Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Aleve.)

• 2 ROLLS OF VET WRAP - a stretchy bandage that sticks to itself.

• 4X4 GAUZE PADS

• PEROXIDE - it can be used to make a dog vomit if it's eaten something toxic. (Call your vet before using.)

• NEOSPORIN for small cuts.

• SURGICAL SCRUB

• EYE OINTMENT WITHOUT CORTISONE (Ask your vet.)

• SALINE to wash wounds. (For large cuts, cover and take to vet. Some hunters like to carry a skin stapler for cuts in the field.)

• SKUNK OFF

• ROLL OF TAPE

• TWEEZERS

• SCISSORS

• EXAM GLOVES

You can buy a kit for about $30 with most of these items.


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