Building a Pet Emergency Kit

As a loving pet owner, it’s best to be prepared. After all, you never know when an emergency situation may strike. Here, your Arlington, TX vet tells you how to build a basic pet emergency kit.

First-Aid Materials

The majority of your kit will be made up of first-aid items. Include gauze, adhesive tape, bandages, a disinfecting solution, scissors, nail clippers, and a styptic powder or pen to staunch bleeding. Consult with your vet to find out what other first-aid materials will be needed.

Pet Medicine

Does your pet require specific medicines on a regular basis to regulate his or her health? Be sure to pack a supply of these in the emergency kit, as you never know when your animal companion may need a dosage. Check the medications regularly; if they’ve expired, replace them as soon as possible.

Medical Records

In a waterproof bag, pack your pet’s medical records like proof of vaccination, recent medical forms, and proof of ownership. These can be essential if you have to take your pet to a different veterinary clinic than your usual one, or a shelter or emergency facility.

Ask your Animal Hospital Arlington, TX veterinarian for more help assembling your pet’s emergency kit.

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