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