In an emergency it is important to know what to do, this is never more true than when dealing with pets who often can’t tell us exactly what is wrong. If you want to learn more about pet first aid you are in the right spot.
Today we’re talking about pet first aid and why it’s important to know what to do in a variety of common situations. Pets can get themselves into all kinds of little troubles and when that happens it’s good to be able to know what to do so you can save yourself a lot of money, stress, and potentially the loss of a pet!
We are also sharing some local vets that you should have on hand in order to take care of those situations after you have administered first aid, or in the case of a true emergency it’s important to know where you can go to get your pet cared for immediately.
What to Include in a Pet First Aid Kit:
Pets are kind of like humans in that they are always encountering unexpected situations where things can go wrong. The hard part is that they can’t tell us exactly what is wrong. This guide will help you create a pet first aid kit so that you are ready to respond in any situation where your pet might need some mild to moderate care.
Remember that if you feel like you can’t handle any situation it’s best to take your pet to the emergency vet and let them do their job! In some cases it’s good to be prepared so you can help control symptoms until you are able to get to the vet. In any case, it’s always good to have supplies on hand for when things inevitably go wrong at the very worst time!
Your Pet First Kit Should Contain:
- Absorbent gauze pads
- Adhesive tape
- Cotton balls or swabs
- Fresh 3% hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting (always check with veterinarian or animal poison control expert before giving to your pet)
- Ice pack
- Disposable gloves
- Scissors with blunt end
- OTC antibiotic ointment
- Oral syringe or turkey baster
- Liquid dishwashing detergent (for bathing)
- Small flashlight
- Alcohol wipes
- Styptic powder
- Saline eye solution
- Artificial tear gel
- Phone number, clinic name, address of your veterinarian as well as local veterinary emergency clinics.
Make sure to go through your kit every three months or so and check to see that everything is good, up to date, and fresh.
Animal Poison Control Center:
Veterinarians In Tulsa:
Heritage Veterinary Hospital
4011 S 79th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74145
Oklahoma Veterinary Specialists
1501 West 78th Street South, Tulsa, OK 74132
Marina Animal Clinic Inc
9968 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74129
Affordable Pet Care
13111 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74108
City Veterinary Hospital
3550 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74105
Riverbrook Animal Hospital LLC
3750 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74105
Woodland West Animal Hospital
9360 S Union Ave, Tulsa, OK 74132
Tulsa General Veterinary Hospital
7910 S 107th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74133
Animal Emergency Center
4055 S 102nd E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74146
Cedarwood Veterinary Clinic
1412 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74112
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