Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pet First Aid Awareness Month is almost over.

April has been Pet First Aid Awareness Month. As the last few days of April wind down we wanted to remind you that having pet first aid tools at your fingertips can be the difference between panic on your part to actually saving your pet in an emergency. Here are a couple of things you may not have yet. For mutts and all pets!

There is an App for everything right? Yes there is and one is a PetTech Pet Saver App for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and Android is here and it's only $4.99. While not a replacement for your Vet or a Vet Tech, this app covers things like 
what to do in emergency situations, heat stroke, snake bites, CPR, choking, shock, bleeding protocols, how to restrain and muzzle, how to transport an injured pet, the snout-to-tail assessment and more with instruction and video.

Another must have tool is a Pet First Aid Kit. We have one in our car and another in our house. We like the Wag 'n Enterprises first aid kits. They come in two sizes (Well Fed and Skinny) and a portion of their sales goes to donating specially made Pet Oxygen Masks (02 Fur Life®) to Fire Departments. In the interest of full disclosure, Wag'N Enterprises is a friend of ours located right here in Herndon, VA. 

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browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Hoppin' by to say "hello" and see how y'all are doing. Can't say too much about having a first aid kit handy!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Just stopped by to meet y'all!

Hope you're havin' a great week!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

rick said...

It's important to never forget your kit. Adapt it for what YOU and YOUR pets need.

mdweitzel said...

We use a two sided tackle box. One side has all of the "perishable" goods in it. Like Aspirin, anitbiotic creams, eye wash etc. The other has things like bandaids, gauze, scissors, GOOD tweezers. It's been a life savor.

Nancy said...

Keep a couple of boots, in case of foot injury, a spare collar and leash in your kit. Vet wrap is a must and is useful for many things beyond it's intended use. More than you need is always better than less than you need.

Olivia R said...

When i purchased my vehicle, I told them i would only buy it if they uncluded the first aid kit that was sold seperately. they gladly agreed, i added that self stick rolled gauze used by vets, a leash, collar, even a silver blanket that generates heat, and a sample of food from the vet.Everynyear i happily throw out the expired items and replace withnew ointmemts, etc. I have my cpr mask too.