Emergencies are frightening—there’s no doubting that. The best way to deal with one is to be prepared ahead of time; do just that with a pet emergency kit. Below, your Hinesville, GA veterinarian tells you what to include.
Most of your kit will be comprised of first aid supplies like gauze, bandages, adhesive tape, a disinfectant, tweezers, scissors, and a styptic pen or powder to staunch bleeding. Ask your veterinarian what other supplies may be necessary to include, and make sure the products you’re using are pet-safe.
Don’t forget to pack your pet’s medical records in the kit. Include proof of ownership, proof of vaccinations, and any records of recent medical procedures, and place these items in a sealed, waterproof bag. These records can be lifesavers—literally—if you have to visit an unfamiliar vet’s office or emergency facility.
Does your pet take medications on a regular basis to treat or manage a condition? Make sure a supply is packed in the emergency kit. Check the supply regularly and replace the medications if they’ve expired.
If you want help putting together an emergency kit for your pet, contact your Hinesville, GA veterinarian’s office.