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This helps our pet avoid infection, as does bandaging. Tylenol is poisonous to cats. Two of the most common poisons seen by veterinarians are rat poison and antifreeze. Keep the thermometer in place for 60 seconds, then remove it and read the temperature. Take time BEFORE an emergency to check your pet's normal temperature, pulse, color and respiration.

Blanket: Animals often go into into shock when injured.

Rescue Remedy Give 2 drops on tongue every 5-15 minutes in case of shock or trauma.

Triple Antibiotic Ointment (for cuts and scrapes).

Artificial Tears (To soothe or flush eyes).

To check pulse, you can often feel the heartbeat by placing your hand on the chest behind the front legs, or by feeling for a pulse along the inside of the back upper leg. This can be used any time an animal is stressed or injured.
. dog to induce vomiting. Ingestion of either of these is an emergency. You can carefully use your hemostats to remove sticks or other foreign objects that may get into your pet's eyes. Carefully insert the thermometer about 1 inch into the rectum. It is important that you be able to assess your pet's physical condition in order to evaluate his needs, especially since many animals are stoic and will not show pain or discomfort. If you or your pet are injured, you may find this helpful to attract help.

Antiseptic Solution for flushing wounds (hydrogen peroxide, chlorhexidine. A homeopathic remedy that is very safe for your pet. In either case it is very important to warm the animal. The animal's color can be assessed by looking at the gums or tongue, and the respiration rate can usually be observed by watching the chest.

Thermometer -- (normal temp in dogs and cats is 101 to 102 degrees F). A high temperature can indicate infection or hyperthermia. Cats are very sensitive to aspirin and should never be given aspirin more than once every 72 hours.

Bandage material -- A variety of bandage materials can be used to cover wounds to keep them clean, to provide pressure to help stop bleeding, to cover an injured area so your pet doesn't lick or scratch at it, to act as a temporary tourniquet or muzzle (even docile animals will snap hard if in pain), or to stabilize or protect a body part.First, know what is normal. Temperatures above 106 or 107 degrees can cause brain damage to your pet.

* 1 roll cast padding or soft bandage
* 1 roll adhesive tape or "sticky" bandage
* 1 roll "Vet Wrap"
* Gauze Squares
* 1 roll gauze (can be used for tourniquet, muzzle)

Syrup of Ipecac Use 1 teaspoon per 10 lb. Check with your veterinarian before giving any medications.

To take your pet's temperature, use a rectal thermometer.

Styptic powder -- This is most useful for stopping bleeding caused by torn toenails.

Buffered Aspirin (325mg) Use 1 tablet per 50 lbs for sore muscles and pain.). One of the MOST Printed Paper package UV Varnish important factors in evaluating your pet's condition is to know what is normal for him or her. A blanket will help keep them warm. Put a dab of lubricant on the tip (Vaseline, oil, etc. Most dogs and cats have temperatures between 101 and 102 degrees F. This is very effective for reducing inflammation from sore muscles or joints. Check with your veterinarian before using this medication. Use this to clean out wounds before applying antibiotic ointment and bandaging.

Scissors: Use to cut bandages. A low temperature can indicate a very sick animal or hypothermia. Dogs may usually have aspirin every 8-12 hours. If your dog does swallow something poisonous, the best treatment is to get it out of the stomach, UNLESS it is something irritating or caustic. A knife is also very useful. It can also double as a stretcher.

Hemostat or tweezers -- (use to pull out thorns or as a clamp). Not all dogs should take aspirin.

Diphenhydramine HCI (25mg) This works well in reducing allergic reactions to insect bites.

Arnica (give 2 drops on tongue every 15 minutes for muscle injury and other trauma). Hemostats are like fine locking pliers or clamps. It can help alleviate your pet's discomfort if injured. This is a human homeopathic remedy used to treat stress or shock. They are great for grabbing onto things like sticks, thorns, ticks, or anything else that may be caught in your pet's mouth or skin. These reactions can be serious if a pet is stung in the mouth, since swelling could block the windpipe.

Whistle to signal for help if hiking.

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