As responsible pet owners we should all be prepared to deal with emergencies before they occur. Basic first aid on animals is many times no different than on ourselves.
We, at Michigan City Animal Hospital, recommend not only to have a basic idea of first aid for our pets but also a first aid kit. An owner’s first aid kit does not really differ very much (if at all) from a basic first aid kit you might have for yourself or your family. A generic kit may even be created. If your pet has been diagnosed with a certain condition or disease that may need specific medications or equipment, these should be available in the kit for emergencies. Check with your veterinarian to be prepared. If you do not have a proper first aid kit (or wish to update the one you have) here is a list of things Michigan City Animal Hospital recommends:
Your Veterinarian’s phone number: (MCAH: 219-872-4191)Local emergency clinic’s phone number: (NCVEC: 219-785-7300)National Animal Poison Control Center’s number: 1-888-426-4435
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