Pet First Aid

 Photo provided by Johnny Dotson 

Photo provided by Johnny Dotson 

April 8, 2016  
As a Pet Owner the first thing that comes to mind is the health and the safety of our pets. We recently had the honor of connecting with Johnny Dotson a 20 year veteran of fire service and owner of Redd Waggin Mobile Pet Supply .
Johnny shares with us on how to be a Prepared Pet Owner should you need to administer First Aid to your Pet.
Accidents do happen!
Here’s how to handle first aid basics if your dog is hurt? Don’t get caught unprepared when your pooch has a minor medical mishap.
Dogs are curious creatures by nature and they have a habit of getting themselves into trouble. Unfortunately, dogs often can’t tell the difference between a bit of innocent fun and something that could seriously hurt them. Because you can’t cover your dog in bubble wrap, you’ll need to be to perform basic first aid if your dog needs it.
Stocking a First Aid Kit
You never know what kind of trouble your dog might get into so it is a good idea to keep a fully stocked first aid kit handy. Here’s a list of what should be stocked:
  • Pet first aid book
  • Absorbent gauze pads/bandages
  • Adhesive medical tape
  • Antiseptic wipes or spray
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Ice packs/heat packs
  • Non-latex disposable gloves
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Scissors and tweezers
  • Emergency blanket
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Styptic powder
  • Splints and tongue depressors
  • Flashlight
  • Plastic syringe/eyedropper
  • Nail clippers
Redd Waggin Pet Supply Co.
3650 Rogers Road #187
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Phone: 919-606-1316
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Disclaimer: “This content is strictly informational/opinion of the author and owner is not claiming to be an expert in this topic”. Consult your Veterinary Professional for all medical advice and treatment. - Pet Safety First Aide Photo provided by Johnny Dotson