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Be Prepared! What to include in your doggy first aid kit!
Barked by Lily
Admit it, we’ve all been there –
too much pawtying or one or too
many Pawseccos by the pool –
surely that’s what holidays are for!
behaviour could lead to an injury
or an upset tummy causing your
pawrents problems whilst on
holiday. Be prepared and have a
travel first aid kit to hand.
Hopefully you already have a nicely stocked first aid kit at
home and can bring that or pack up a smaller version. If not,
the best thing to do is to ask mum or dad to add a small travel
first aid kit to your packing requirements and keep it to hand
(or rather paw) for emergency situations.
The vets here in Norfolk are first class so I would always urge
you to seek professional help but for those occasions when you
need immediate care, these would be my top tips on what to
have handy:• Blunt ended scissors, preferably curved
• Non-adhesive absorbent dressings to cover open wounds
• Antiseptic wipes or ointment
• Thin latex/rubber gloves to protect you and everyone from germs
• Saline solution for wound washing and eye flushing
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• Cotton Wool
• Tick remover
• Dressing tape to secure bandages
• Sterile absorbent gauze pads
• Foil Blanket
• Large towel to use for warmth, as a sling or a stretcher
• Probiotic paste for diarrhoea and sensitive tummy
• Cone collar or a nice inflatable bumper collar
• Local vet’s phone number
If your pawrents are new to first aid, ask them to keep an eye
out for canine first aid courses in your home area so they can
learn how to treat you in an emergency.
Hopefully you will have an amazing time in Norfolk and you
won’t need any medical help, but please don’t hesitate in
contacting any vets in the area if you are concerned and need
advice. (A list of vets can be found on page 50 of this guide).