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A Guide to Pet First Aid Kits

Emergency Care for Your Dog or Cat

By Ryan Gellis. December 26, 2012 | See Comments

A Guide to Pet First Aid Kits

Ensure that you are prepared for any scrapes or bruises your dog or cat may come home with by keeping a pet first aid kit in your home and car.

There is such a thing as a pet emergency room, at the same time an inspiration in the advances society has made to care for pets and also a frightening remidner that accidents can happen. Even with veterinarians and emergency treatment much of the burden of treating your dogs and cats ailments falls to you, the pet parent. We all cross our fingers that nothing will ever happen to our furry loved ones but that is no excuse for not being prepared for the worst. A complete first aid kit for pets combines the simple but sometimes crucial tools and treatment for the cuts, burns, bites, and bruises that sometimes occur.

Many of these products are so simple to use that you can confidently treat your pet’s small injuries on your own and save time and money while your cat or dog saves a nerve-wracking trip to the vet’s office. Of course, a first aid kit is not the equal of a trained veterinarian and all serious injuries should be treated by a professional. But here is a list of the products that will help you to be prepared for just about anything.

First Aid Kit

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R-7 First Aid Kit

  • An all-in-one kit that provides most of your first aid necessities in a simple purchase and single package
  • Contains antiseptic spray, sterile eye wash, liquid bandage, a non-stick pad, and a roll of gauze

Make Your Own Kit

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Sulfodene First Aid Skin Medication for Dogs

  • Formulated to be effective as an aid in the treatment of certain common skin inflammations in dogs
  • Used as an effective first aid for scrapes and abrasions

Vf Clinical Care Antiseptic, Antifungal Medicated Spray

  • A spray with Lanolin and Aloe Vera to help heal and soothe
  • Deodorizes and helps relive fungal and bacterial skin infections such as dermatitis & pryoderma

R-7 Sterile Eye Wash

  • Easy to use pre-soaked pads
  • Gentle and soothing irrigation formula
  • Safe for dogs, cats, and horses

Homeopet Healing Cream 14Gm Tube

  • A homeopathic first aid cream that seals in moisture to decrease healing time
  • A natural anti-inflammatory that transfers the healing effect over the entire wound
  • May be used on open or bandaged wounds, and it is safe even if licked off

Excel Ear Clear Cleansing Wipes

  • Wipes that gently and effectively clean your pet’s ears
  • Soothing, non-irritating formula
  • Routine use helps promote healthy ears

R-7 Liquid Bandage Spray

  • Designed to protect minor wounds and cuts with a waterproof seal
  • Provides soothing and breathable protection
  • Discourages biting and chewing

Triple Antibiotic Ointment

  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment helps to reduce swelling, redness, and itching and treats skin infections
  • Contains Bacitracin Zinc ointment
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