The thing about emergencies is that you just never know when one might occur—that’s what makes them scary! The only thing to do is be prepared ahead of time. When it comes to your pet, assembling an emergency kit is one of the best ways to do that. Here, your Poway, CA vet tells you what to include.
Most of your pet’s emergency kit will be comprised of first-aid essentials like gauze, bandages, an adhesive medical tape, a pet-safe disinfectant, a pet thermometer, nail clippers, tweezers, a few soft towels, and multiple pairs of latex gloves to protect your hands. Talk to your vet to find out what other first-aid supplies your pet might need.
Medical records can be lifesavers—literally—in an emergency situation. Pack proof of ownership, proof of vaccinations, and records of any recent procedures or ongoing medical conditions that your pet has in a waterproof plastic bag.
Does your pet take medications to manage or treat a condition? Be sure to pack a supply in the kit, and check the expiration dates regularly.
Call your Pet Clinic Poway, CA professional can tell you more about building a pet emergency kit. Call today!