HOME FIRST AID KIT FOR YOUR PET
If you have a pet, you should definitely think about a first-aid kit. After all, animals, like humans, are susceptible to various diseases, digestive tract disorders, and are also subject to bruises and serious injuries. In no case do we advise you to self-medicate, for this there is a special doctor, but to know how to provide first emergency aid will not hinder each owner. And for this there must be all the necessary medicines.
To successfully assist your four-legged friend, you should have a first-aid kit. It is recommended to replenish its contents with the necessary medicines and monitor the expiration date at least once a year. It is also worth remembering what effect this or that drug has. If in doubt, remember, you need to attach a multiple instruction to the medication. Consider the necessary list of medications in the medicine cabinet and their effect.
First aid kit
To date, it is customary to share three main positions of the components for the first-aid kit:
mercury and electronic thermometer (necessary for measuring and monitoring the animal’s body temperature);
scissors with round ends (useful for cutting wool around the wound, for cutting dressings);
syringes of 2, 5 and 20 ml (at least three pieces of each volume);
rubber tourniquet (necessary when bleeding stops);
nail clipper (to trim the claws of a pet);
syringe with different volumes (necessary for the introduction of enemas or rinsing).
bandages of various widths, sterile and non-sterile (used as an independent dressing material, like napkins when treating damaged areas);
Adhesive plaster (serves as a mount for bandages, tissues, regulates the application of the tire for fractures and injuries, stops bleeding wounds);
solid old socks (for fixing dressings for various injuries of the limbs).
Potassium permanganate has many purposes: in dry form it is used to stop bleeding when an animal’s claw is wounded, abrasions and purulent wounds are treated as a solution, and animals are prescribed as a weak solution as a disinfectant for bacterial and viral gastroenterocolitis. Also, drinking water of the pet is diluted with manganese, thereby disinfecting it;
ointment “Levomekol” is used for the speedy restoration of the skin after wounds, both operational and random, is also used to clean the auricles with inflammation of the auditory canal;
“Rescuer” balm is useful in case of skin injuries (burns, frostbite, abrasions, bruises, insect bites), for quick healing of fresh wounds, as well as for prevention when cleaning healthy external auditory canals;
enterosgel is used for poisoning and gastrointestinal upset (use in the ratio of 1 tbsp of the drug per half a glass of warm water and drink 5-10 ml for cats and 50 ml for dogs during the day);
Corvalol will be an indispensable tool for cramping of the gastrointestinal tract, for dry cough, for the treatment of viral and bacterial diseases of the upper respiratory tract, it is used as a sedative for prolonged transport, fights, stress (dilute 2-3 drops of the drug for cats and small ones with a small amount of water) dog breeds, 35 drops for large dogs and pour through the animal’s mouth);
antihistamines are necessary for allergic manifestations of any nature (insect bites, ingestion of an allergen through food);
Vaseline oil acts as a laxative in case of constipation, it is also used for poisoning and for expelling a foreign body if swallowed, sometimes the oil is used to clean healthy auricles;
It is used to make up for fluid loss in case of poisoning, infections, blood loss, vomiting, and diarrhea. This is especially true for cats, small dogs, puppies and kittens. At home, saline can be administered subcutaneously warm at a dose of 10 (large dog) to 100 (cat, puppy, kitten, small dog) ml per kg of animal weight. The smaller the animal, the more fluid is introduced per kg of weight.
The list did not include antipyretic, antiviral and analgesic drugs for safety reasons. So for many remedies the animal may have an allergic reaction, such remedies are selected only with a specialist or after consultation with him.
All of the listed medicines, tools, and dressings should always be available in your medicine cabinet. With the help of them you can provide quick assistance to your pet before the arrival of a veterinarian. You can order these and many other components of the first-aid kit in our online pharmacy at affordable prices. You can also ask any question about the treatment and care of your animal, and our qualified staff will answer you as soon as possible.