What to Include in Your Pet’s Emergency Kit

The scary thing about an emergency is that you never know when it might occur. The only way to face it is to be prepared—do that with a pet emergency kit. Here, your Marietta, GA veterinarian tells you what to include.

First-Aid Essentials

Of course, most of your kit will include first-aid items like gauze, bandages, adhesive tape, a disinfectant, tweezers, scissors, cotton swabs, and a styptic powder or pen to staunch bleeding. Also include a few pairs of latex gloves to protect your hands. Ask your vet what other first-aid essentials to include.

Medical Records

Pack your pet’s medical records—proof of vaccinations, documentation of recent procedures, etc.—as well as proof of ownership in a waterproof bag. These items can be lifesavers if you have to take your pet to facilities aside from your usual vet’s office.

Pet-Specific Medications

Does your pet take specific medications on a regular basis? Make sure to pack a supply in the emergency kit, and check the medications’ expiration dates regularly to see if they need replacing. Also include a bottle of water for your pet to drink.

Ask your Marietta, GA vet for more advice on assembling your pet’s emergency kit.

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