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How to Perform Dog CPR

By Ron Ayalon

Of course you don’t ever plan on a situation in which your dog Gonzo would need emergency CPR performed, but being prepared for even the worst situations is the best way to prevent tragedy from happening. Many people learn how to perform CPR on other humans in the course of their life, but it’s much more rare for someone to learn how to do the same procedure on their canine companion or in fact for them even to know it’s possible! Well it is indeed possible, and it’s something you should learn how to do just in case the unlikely situation should ever arise that Gonzo might need your help to start breathing again.

In any emergency situation, the best idea is to get Gonzo to the veterinarian or animal hospital as quickly as possible. But if you’ve determined that he’s not breathing, performing CPR early enough may save his life before you get to the vet and it’s too late.

One of the best ways to remember what to do during CPR is to remember the ABCs of CPR. ABC stands for Airway, Breathing, and Compressions.

1. Airway

The first thing you should do when Gonzo isn’t breathing is to check his airway. This means that you need to look into his mouth and see if something is stuck in his throat, preventing him from breathing. The beset way to do this is to lay him on his right side, open his mouth, pull out his tongue a bit and see if you can spot an obstruction. If something is there, you can try several techniques to get it out. You can try pushing up on the object from outside his neck, seeing if you can pop it out. If Gonzo is a small dog, you can lay him on his back and try to shake or push the obstruction out. Or you can reach in with your hand or some kind of tool to try to pull the object out.

2. Breathing

Once you’ve got the object out, or if there wasn’t anything in there to begin with, you can start on the B of the CPR ABCs. Usually for humans, you close the nasal passageways and try to pass breath through the person’s mouth. For Gonzo, it’s the opposite. Make sure his mouth is shut and then cover his whole nose with your mouth in order to pass breaths effectively. While breathing in, see if his chest expands with the air. If not, then there is probably something still blocking his throat. CPR won’t work if there is something blocking the airway, so it must be cleared first. Repeat Step 1 until you are confident that nothing is obstructing Gonzo’s airway.

3. Compressions

If you can’t detect a heartbeat, you’ll also need to perform the C of the ABCs. Gonzo will need your help starting his heartbeat again in conjunction with the mouth-to-snout breaths. You’ll need to put your hand on his ribcage while he’s laying on his right side, just below his front elbow. This is where his heart is. Press down for 10 compressions steadily, and then return to give 3 or 4 breaths through his nose. Keep repeating this process until he starts breathing again or until you get to the vet for further assistance. If you’re not alone, it may be helpful to have one person doing compressions and the other doing breaths.

If you’re reading this article for preventative information, go ahead and try to locate Gonzo’s heart now, so if the unlikely event does occur, you’ll already know exactly where to start your compressions. Having to give Gonzo CPR is a scary situation and it’s likely you’ll be panicked and afraid. Just try to remember to stay calm and do your best. Remember that Gonzo senses and reacts to your emotions. If you are calm, he will also be calm. Being calm allows you to think straight and save Gonzo’s life until you can get Gonzo to a vet.

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May 26, 2012 | 0 | Dog first aid

Pet First Aid – Be Prepared for Any Emergency

By Emmy E Bill

I consider my pets members of my family, and do my best to plan for emergencies as much as possible. It is important as a pet parent to be aware of your pet’s normal everyday behavior. Your pet cannot tell you when he/she is in pain or discomfort, it is up to you to identify if and when they need first aid.

Pet First Aid Kit:

To start, put together a pet first aid kit. Pet first aid kits can be purchased at many pet stores or you could ask your veterinarian for a list of items to combine or add. The kit will include items similar to a human first aid kit such as:

* Vetericyn Wound and Infection Spray

* Sterile gauze dressings

* 3% hydrogen peroxide

* Adhesive bandages

* Adhesive tape

* Rectal thermometer

* Cold pack

* Grooming clippers

* Eye wash

* Penlight

* Thermal blanket

* Antiseptic cream

The above products can be used for any pet; cat, dog or horse. Vetericyn Wound and Infection Spray, compared to the human product Puracyn and made by the same company, is a non-toxic spray that will kill 99.99% of infection and bacteria in less than 30 seconds increasing oxygen to the wound and promoting rapid healing.

It is also suggested that you include a list of phone numbers related to pet health or emergencies in the kit as well. Write down your veterinarian’s office number, a 24-hour animal clinic, the national animal poison control center, humane organization, and local animal shelters. Having this list of numbers on hand will save time and benefit your pet if an emergency occurs. Make sure that everyone in your family knows that this kit is for the family pet. Decide as a family where to put it so everyone knows where to find it in the case of an emergency.

Wound Care:

In the case that your pet has bleeding wounds, use gauze to apply pressure to the area which will promote clotting. If a trip to the vet is necessary, it is a good idea to call ahead and describe the injury; letting them know when you will arrive. Doing this will allow the staff time to prepare for your pet’s arrival.

Penetrating Objects:

Cats and dogs are known for being curious creatures that can get themselves into a mess of trouble at times. If your pet has been stabbed by a stick, arrow or other object and it is still in the pet, do not remove it yourself. Here is what you should do to make sure the object does not penetrate further into the animal:

1. Get a foam cup

2. Make a hole in the bottom of the cup and place it over the object

3. Tape the cup around the object, if the object is long gently cut the object 5 inches above the wound. If you do not have a foam cup or something similar

4. If you do not have a foam cup or something similar, gently wrap gauze around the object

5. Get to the vet immediately

As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Be prepared for emergencies; if you are, the emergency won’t be quite as scary for you or your pet.

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Jan 08, 2012 | 0 | Dog first aid, Dog health

A Herbal and Homeopathic First Aid Kit for Dogs

By Hazel Ketko

As responsible dog owners, we have to ensure the safety of our dogs in all times. Having a dog first aid kit, both at home and in our car, can give us the peace of mind that we are prepared for emergencies.

A fully-stocked and well-organized dog first aid kit is an important tool for all dog owners. And as our dog becomes older, it becomes essential. Having a well-stocked first aid kit will be invaluable if your pet needs immediate care. It could even save your dog’s life. However, just getting a first aid kit for our dog is not enough. We need to keep it in a safe and readily accessible place. We also need to check the contents regularly and replace those that are expired and are about to run out. Finally and most importantly, we need to know how to use everything in the kit in case of emergency. It may be too late to read up on what to do or give to our dog when he is in agony.

It is not too difficult to put together a basic first aid kit for your dog. All you have to do is make a first aid kit list and then gather all the things on the list, put them in a container and store it in an easy-to-reach place.

Herbal and homeopathy first aid remedies are invaluable for use in various emergency situations. They are easy to use and the remedies will greatly reduce stress and pain suffered by the dog in an emergency.

Here is a first aid kit list that may be of help to you in putting together a kit for your dog.

An Herbal & Homeopathy First Aid Kit for Dogs

Items for a Basic First Aid Kit for Dogs:

 

  • Blankets (to maintain body temperature)
  • Muzzle (to prevent biting when treating the dog)
  • Bandages, vetwrap, and gauze (to bind wounds; stop bleeding)
  • Cotton Swabs (to remove debris from cuts, to apply antiseptic application)
  • Tweezers (to remove thorns, stings, or debris from wounds)
  • Scissors (to trim hair near wounds)
  • Flashlight (to help you see more clearly in ears, down the throat etc.)
  • Eyedropper (to administer medication)
  • Rectal Thermometer and Petroleum Jelly (to take Temperature – Normal body temperature in dogs is 101-102.5 degrees Fahrenheit /38.3-39.2 degrees Celsius)
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to wash wounds and to induce vomiting in certain cases of poisonings)
  • Activated charcoal powder (for poisonings)
  • Saline solution (to wash out wounds or minor burns)

Additional Items for a Dog First Aid Kit – Herbal Remedies: 

 

  • Cayenne pepper and yarrow powder mix (to stop bleeding)
  • Calendula herbal salve or ointment (natural antibiotic cream for minor cuts or scrapes)
  • Arnica herbal salve or ointment (for muscle sprains)
  • Comfrey herbal salve or oil infusion (for open wounds)
  • Slippery elm herbal capsule (for acute diarrhea)

Additional Items for a Dog First Aid Kit – Homeopathic Remedies: 

 

  • Aconite 30C (for fear and shock resulting from traumatic experience such as an accident)
  • Apis Mel 30C (for relieving burning and stinging pains, such as those brought on by bee stings)
  • Arnica 30C (for muscle aches and sprains, bruises resulted from blunt tramas)
  • Arsenicum 30C (for relieving stomach upsets, vomiting, and diarrhea resutling from toxic conditions such as poisoning from food or drugs)
  • Belladona 30C (for many acute conditions, such as heatstroke, snake bites, convulsions and seizures, ear infection, and vaccine reactions)
  • Euphrasia 30C (for eye injuries)
  • Hypericum 30C (for relieving pain brought on by nerve injuries)
  • Ledum 30C (for puncture wounds such as bites and stings)
  • Nux Vomica 30C (for various acute conditions, such as vomiting, diarrhea and bloating caused by food poisoning or drug reaction)
  • Rhus Tox 30 (for strains of joints or tendons)
  • Bach’s Rescue Remedy (for shock and trauma)

Other Items for a Dog First Aid Kit: 

 

  • A list of all items in the first aid kit and their uses
  • Veterinarian’s Phone Number/Emergency Number

 

Learn more about how to use herbs and other natural remedies for your dog’s health: Natural Dog Health Remedies.com

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Jan 05, 2011 | 2 | Dog first aid, Dog heroes

Dog Poisoning: What You Need to Know About Common Causes of Dog Poisoning

By Deb Gray

Your dog can be poisoned in a number of different ways including regular “people food;” chemicals around the house and garage; plants and medications. Last year, there were more than 100,000 cases of pet poisoning in the U.S. according to WebMD.com. Here’s what you need to know about the most common causes of dog poisoning.

These dangers lurk everywhere, so it’s well worth it to puppy-proof your home when you first get a dog, and to review those puppy-proofing techniques at least once a year.

What to watch for?

1. Know the poisonous foods for dogs and keep them out of reach.

  • poisonous foods for dogs include chocolate, grapes and raisins, alcohol, onions, garlic, macadamia nuts, salt in excess and coffee, among others.
  • one surprising source of dog poisoning: raw bread dough or pizza dough. It expands in the dog’s digestive system and can cause the stomach or intestines to rupture!
  • the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has a complete list of people food that can poison your dog on their website.
  • stick to dog food, limit snacks and ask guests to never feed your dog.

2. Chemicals and cleaners around your home

  • common household cleaners can be deadly; they’re often kept in lower cupboards where a curious dog can paw open the door and get into them.
  • some common poisons around the home, such as antifreeze and sweet-smelling air fresheners, actually have a very sweet taste that animals like, so special care is needed. Antifreeze poisoning in dogs is almost always fatal.
  • child-proof all cupboards that your dog can possibly reach with special latches, and don’t forget to put things in the garage up and out of reach.

3. Poisonous plants for dogs are an other insidious danger, especially around holiday time.

  • ingesting Christmas poinsettias, Christmas rose, holly and mistletoe will all make your dog very sick.
  • some common garden plants poisonous to dogs include azaleas and rhododendrons, hyacinths, hydrangea, tulips, daffodils and Sago palms – just a few seeds may cause vomiting, seizures, and liver failure. Any of these common plants can cause vomiting, diarrhea, coma, and potentially even death.
  • indoor plants poisonous to dogs include mums, ivy, asparagus fern, calla lily, dracaena, dieffenbachia and philodendron.

And of course dogs should never be exposed to marijuana in any of its forms.

4. Medications

  • just one of our pills dropped on the floor and grabbed up by your dog, especially if it’s a small breed, can mean death.
  • particularly dangerous meds include anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen; antidepressants and Isoniazid, a tuberculosis drug.
  • their own medications, including heartworm and flea treatments, can also cause serious damage if too much is ingested.

In summary, avoid feeding your dog people food of any kind, especially if you’re not sure if it’s on the “dog poison list.” Keep household cleaners and chemicals secured and out of reach and be careful what plants you bring into your environment. You’ll greatly increase your changes of enjoying a happy and healthy dog with these tips.

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Dec 28, 2010 | 1 | Dog first aid, Dog health

Creating the Right First Aid Kit for Your Dog

By Kelly Marshall

Most of us have some type of first aid kit in our homes. They are necessary for those small bumps and scrapes our children get or those we inflict upon ourselves. It is important not to exclude your pet in that category as well. Your pets first aid kit may have some of the same things, but there are some notable differences.

If your dog has special needs that you may have to treat, you should consult with your veterinarian to determine what special equipment should be included.

A basic dog first aid kit should include the following:

1. A current animal first aid booklet

2. Blanket: You will need a blanket to keep your pooch warm in case of serious injury. This will help prevent the dog from going into shock.

3. Tweezers: tweezers are great for removing stickers, splinters and ticks. There are commercial tick removers that are more efficient, but you may not have it on hand.

4. Scissors to cut bandages you apply to wounds.

5. Muzzle may be needed to keep your dog from licking the wound or biting the caregiver.

6. Roller gauze and tape. If you have access to the tape that vets use, it is preferable. This tape sticks to itself and not to the animals hair. There are similar products available at some drug stores.

7. Gauze pads

8. Thermometer: either a rectal or ear thermometer can be used. The dogs temperature should be between 100.5 and 102.5 F.

9. Splints

10. Latex gloves for you to use while dressing the wound.

11. Zipper lock bags.

12. Antibiotic ointment

13. Betadine swabs

14. Benadryl tablets at your vets suggestion

15. Ear syringe

16. Eye wash

17. Flashlight

18. Peroxide and/or activated charcoal: these will be used if your dog ingests something harmful.

19. All of your dogs medical records and pertinent info. This will include your veterinarians phone number, shot records and any medications your dog takes routinely.

Hydrogen peroxide can be used to induce vomiting after your dog ingests poisons. You will need a syringe or measuring device to administer this properly. Use 1 tsp for every 10 pounds of dogs, not to exceed 3 teaspoons at any time. For some dogs one administration will work. For others you may have to repeat it.

Insert the syringe into the back of the dogs mouth and squirt it down slowly.

Check with your veterinarian before administering the peroxide. There are some poisons that need to be treated differently and vomiting may increase the danger to your pet.

Having a first aid kit in your home for both you and your pets is the smart thing to do. You should keep them in the same place in your home to make them easy to find. Often the first few minutes after your dog is injured is the best time to begin treatment. We often handle cuts on our children, and we can do the same for our dog. Cleansing with a fifty-fifty hydrogen peroxide and applying antibiotic ointment and a bandage is routine for humans and dogs.

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Oct 17, 2010 | 0 | Dog first aid

Emergencies in Dogs

By Frank Will

Emergencies in dogs occur every day and being prepared and understanding some of the basics may help to save the life of your dog. In every case that involves an emergency, you should seek professional treatment as quickly as possible, but some of the following types of emergencies and some basic understanding of them, can prepare most owners.

Abscess:

Emergencies in dogs in several cases may not originally appear to be serious, but they can become extremely dangerous if they are not treated, and an abscess is one of these conditions. An abscess in your dog is described as either a sac or a lump that contains pus. These should always be treated very seriously, but if they rupture, the pus will begin to drain and it will need to be treated. If this does occur, and the original site of the rupture is relatively small, immediately clean the area.

To clean an abscess, you can use peroxide or Betadine, and once cleaned, it will be very important to keep it open and allow it to drain. Until you can get medical attention, you will need to make sure that your dog does not lick the area. This is much easier said than done, and with most dogs the only thing you can do is to use an Elizabethan collar of some type.

Allergic Reactions:

One of the scariest types of emergencies in dogs is an allergic reaction. Most any dog will have some type of an allergic reaction some time in their life span, and when it happens the most important thing for an owner to do is to remain calm. A reaction by your dog to some type of an allergen can range from mild to very severe, depending on your dogs system and the type of allergen. It is very important to remember recent medical history, as a lot of reactions occur as the result of a new medication or a recent vaccination.

However, if it is during the spring, summer, or fall months, it can also be the result of some type of an insect bite, especially a wasp, hornet, or a bee. In the vast majority of cases, the allergic reaction will be almost entirely focused on your dogs face. However, just like people, some dogs can develop very serious symptoms. Any time your dog has any kind of allergic reaction there are several things you should watch for.

The first thing to do is check for any type of shock in your dog, and you do this by first examining their gums. If they are pale, your dog is most likely going into shock. If they are experiencing difficulty in breathing, you may have to perform CPR on your dog. If it does appear they have been stung, remain calm and look until you find the stinger and remove it. You can than apply a topical lotion such as Benadryl, but you should call your veterinarian first.

Burns from Chemicals:

This type of emergencies in dogs can be very difficult to determine unless you actually witness the episode or have a very strong inclination of what it was. If you do witness the event, immediately rinse and flush your dogs mouth with very large amounts of water. This will immediately reduce the chemicals as well as prevent any further damage. But there is one thing you should not do until you talk to your veterinarian or call the 800 number on the chemical; induce vomiting.

Most all chemicals will have instructions as well as an 800 number to call for cases like this. Do not induce vomiting until you have been instructed to as it can cause several internal damages.

The toxicity directions on the bottle or container will give instruction, and most dogs can be treated with a topical that helps with canker sores in humans. The recommend treatment is usually three times a day. But if it severe, there is absolutely no home medical treatment and your dog will need immediate medical treatment.

Collapse in Dogs:

This type of emergencies in dogs requires one very definitive thing from any owner; remain calm under all circumstances. Your first reaction is to panic, but you will need to remain calm and start planning on how you can safely get your dog to medical attention as soon as possible. But first you will need to observe your dog very closely, try to think back about what may caused the collapse, and than gather a plan to safely move your dog.

CPR in dogs can be a very important technique, but this is not the time for it. If fact, it can do severe damage if not done properly with this condition. If your dog is unconscious, feel the left side of their chest for a heartbeat. If your dog is dazed or looks lost, be extremely careful as they may bite simply out of instinct. Contact your veterinarian immediately and call someone if needed to safely move and transport your dog.

Electrical Shock:

Emergencies in dogs, especially puppies, may involve an electrical shock of some kind. Puppies love to chew anything as any owner knows and unfortunately this can have devastating results. If your dog or puppy does get shocked, you will need to very quickly turn off the main breaker. Do not rush to your dog first and try to remove the cord as you may also be shocked or electrocuted. Once you have done this, remove the cord and keep your dog as calm as you can, but very quickly look for burns. Once you have calmed and relaxed your dog, seek immediate medical treatment.

Head Trauma:

Head trauma is one of most challenging of all emergencies in dogs as it can be life threatening. If you have any inclinations that your dog has suffered a head trauma, seek professional help as quickly as possible. During the transfer time to the hospital, it will be very important to keep your dog warm and keep their head elevated or at least level with their body. This will help to prevent any further damage to their neck, back, or the head itself. Again, you may want to seek help in transporting your dog and be very careful about being bitten.

Heat Stroke:

Emergencies in dogs will almost always include heatstroke, especially if your dog is left in a car during very hot temperatures. However, just like human, dogs can suffer heatstroke by extreme weather. If you see your dog panting excessively, get them to shade or a cool area. If they collapse, it is now life threatening. The normal body temperature of a dog is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. If it exceeds 105 degrees, it has become life threatening.

If this does occur, place a cool, wet towel around them or hose them down as quickly as possible. Under no circumstance use ice; it can very easily cause skin damage to your dog. Even if you pet returns to normal, you will need to have him examined.

Summary:

There are several other emergencies in dogs that will include frostbite, parasite infection, gunshot wounds, and dog fights, just to name a few. The main thing any owner can do in any type of an emergency is to remain calm, take account of the situation, and then seek professional advice or treatment. Keeping your wits about you will help to keep your dog remain calm, and in these situations they have no where to turn other than trust you.

I am an avid lover of pets and my wife and I have had several pets throughout our years. We are especially fond of dogs, and we have a 12 year old Dalmatian (our 3rd) and a “mutt” that we rescued when someone threw him away to die in a vacant field.

He found us, nearly starved to death, and weighed about 2 pounds.

After severe bouts of mange and severe dehydration, and over 1,000.00 in veterinarian bills, we saved the little guys life, and he is one of the best, if not the best, dogs we have ever had and today is a muscular, fit, and firm 70 pound best friend.

After finishing my MBA, which at middle age was not easy, I decided to keep the research work ethics that I acquired, and devote about two hours each night in understanding the health benefits of supplementation for both humans and pets and how they might strengthen our, as well as our pets, immune system in a pre-emptive approach to health rather than a reactionary approach.

Both of my daughters are avid cat lovers, and asked me to help them with health concerns and challenges with their cats.

I am not a veterinarian nor claim to be, just a lover of pets that loves to research and pass on some knowledge that might be helpful, or at least stimulating to the thought process.

Several of the articles that I have written can be found on my website;

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Feb 23, 2010 | 1 | Dog first aid, Dog health

Dog First Aid Kit – Your Must-Have Item to Keep Your Puppy Safe!

By Stella Mark

Most people will have a first aid kit at home, especially if they have little children or senior citizens in the house. This is vital to ensure that in times of emergency, you will be able to treat the affected person immediately. The same rule applies if you have a puppy at home because when you are training your puppy, there is a possibility of accidents occurring. As such, one of the most important puppy training tips you need to learn is how to treat your puppy’s injuries and you won’t be able to do that if you do not have a dog first aid kit at home.

If you think that all you need to do is to send your puppy to the vet should it be injured, then you are wrong! Take for instance a case whereby your puppy happens to be injured and is bleeding profusely. You will have to stop its bleeding right away before you take it to the vet. Besides, if it happens late at night, there might not even be a vet available. However, if you have a dog first aid kit in the house that is prepared especially for your puppy, you can easily use some cotton and anti-septic cream to stop the bleeding before you decide whether you need to rush your puppy to the vet for further treatment.

So if you are wondering how to create a dog first aid kit for home use, you must continue reading as right below are a few tips that teach you to do just that.

1. Buy a commercially made kit
The easiest way to getting a dog first aid kit is none other than purchasing a commercially made one. However, this is definitely a more expensive choice and you might not actually need everything that comes together in such a commercially made kit.

2. Create a first aid kit yourself
I strongly feel that creating a dog first aid kit yourself is a much better and less expensive choice. It is also not a difficult task to complete. The first thing you need to do is to get a waterproof container which should be big and strong enough to hold all the items together. One suggestion is using a lunch box which you most likely already have at home or even a plastic shoe box. In order to easily locate the first aid kit in times of danger, you should stick a label to the exterior of the box.

You might think that since you have prepared the kit yourself, you will definitely remember how it looks or where you’ve placed it but during an emergency, you might feel too panicky to remember it. Thus, having a label such as ‘Puppy’s First Aid Kit’ will help you to easily find it. Even your family members can easily help you to get it when you need it urgently.

Now that you know that you can easily prepare a first aid kit for your pet at home, your next question will be what items must you include in the kit? Remember that your objective is for it to be useful, handy and inexpensive so you really do not need to include a lot of things inside.

Below is a list of items which you should include in your dog first aid kit:

• Anti-septic spray or cream which you can use to easily clean open wounds
• A packet of cotton balls and swabs also for cleaning the open wounds
• A bottle of Aloe Vera gel to treat burns
• A tube of first aid cream that can sooth and protect the wounds
• A bar of anti-bacterial soap that you can use to wash the wounds so as to prevent infection
• A pack of non-stick adhesive tape for securing bandages
• A pair of clean, blunt noses scissors which you can use for cutting the adhesive tape
• A packet of guaze bandage that will be helpful for covering and protecting open wounds
• A canine rectal thermometer that can used to check whether your puppy is running a fever
• A bottle of eyewash that can be used to wash out the irritation in the eyes of your puppy in case its eyes came into contact with chemicals accidentally
• A few tweezers for pulling out any possible splinters or small objects that could be trapped in your puppy’s paw
• A box of gloves which you can use when you need to apply medications on your puppy’s wounds so that they do not get contaminated by the bacteria in the air
• One or more blankets for wrapping your puppy in should there be an accident and you have to send it to the vet.

You now have a list of items which you can easily include for your dog first aid kit and these items are not costly if you purchase them individually. As such, it is really not necessary to buy an expensive commercially made first aid kit. As and when you come across items that you think you might need for keeping your puppy safe and free from injuries, you can simply add them into the kit. The most vital thing to remember is to constantly check the expiry date of the medication which you have put into the dog first aid kit. Viola! Your first aid kit is ready for your puppy’s use!

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Sep 24, 2009 | 0 | Dog first aid