Caring for our furry friends has become essential today as pets make their way into more and more of our daily experiences. Dogs are being treated more and more like additional family members. From eating meals, watching TV and even sleeping with their human counterparts, there’s not much dog owners don’t take their pet along for the ride. But as they are gaining more human-time, dogs are also being exposed to additional dangers.
Easier access to food, interactions in public with other dogs and navigating the outdoors all come with risks.
To best protect our beloved fur babies, it’s a good idea to have a first aid kit on hand that can address potential dangers and keep them safe.
Here are some of the reasons to put together a doggy first aid kit.
Ingesting Dangerous Foods
Most dogs are pretty curious, especially when it comes to sniffing out foods. And it only takes a split second for them to get the items into their mouths. If your dog ingests something dangerous (like a large amount of chocolate or other dangerous items) you’ll want supplies on hand to handle what your vet advises will happen next. Cleaning supplies, sanitizing sprays and disposable gloves will make after care quick and easy.
If your dog loves the idea of running around free outdoors, they likely also will run into issues with injuries. From minor cuts and scrapes to larger sprains, anything is possible when you’re trampling through sticks and rocks in excitement. A first aid kit to address injuries and clean them up at home or keep them safe until they receive care, can relive a lot of stress for both you and your dog.
So what do you stock your kit with? The supplies depend on what your dog is likely exposed to. But some of the basics include:
- Gauze Pads
- Antiseptic Wipes
- Adhesive Tape
- Ice Pack
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