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.
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.
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.
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.