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First Aid Kit for Pets

First Aid Kit for PetsEmergencies happen. For such instances, it is best to always be prepared.

As pet owners, we must have a first aid kit at home.

“A first-aid kit is important not only in the event of a natural disaster, but any time a pet is far away from immediate help – for example when the family takes the pet camping or on vacation out of the area, said ASPCApro.org in “How to Make a Pet First Aid Kit.”

First Aid Kit for Pets
Black dogs or black cats do not bring bad luck. Any dog or cat of whatever color or breed bring love to a home. 
“Help make sure your adopters and veterinary clients are prepared in the event of an unexpected pet emergency with this do-it-yourself first-aid kit, recommended by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center,” it added.

The contents of a First Aid Kit for Pets:

• Absorbent gauze pads

• Adhesive tape

• Cotton balls or swabs

• Fresh 3% hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting (always check with veterinarian or animal poison control expert before giving to your pet)

• Ice pack

• Disposable gloves

• Scissors with blunt end

• Tweezers

• OTC antibiotic ointment

• Oral syringe or turkey baster

• Liquid dishwashing detergent (for bathing)

• Towels

• Small flashlight

• Alcohol wipes

• Styptic powder

• Saline eye solution

• Artificial tear gel

• Phone number, clinic name, address of your veterinarian as well as local veterinary emergency clinics.  

Please check your  first aid kit  every few months to make sure nothing has expired or needs to be replaced.

Keep the kit away from children.

When an emergency happens, call your vet immediately and he/she will instruct you on what to do.

Animal Special Days

There are many ways to celebrate the special role dogs, cats and other pets play in our lives.

We can hold a birthday party for our pets on their birth day, or the day you rescued her, or the day you adopted him.

Or you can celebrate with others on special days set aside by animal welfare groups or animal lovers.

Here are special days collated by Dog Tipper for this month:

First Aid Kit for Pets
No cat remains feral forever. As rescuers who rehabilitate feral cats and aggressive dogs, we have witnessed how feral cats become sweet cats as they learn to trust humans. How to gain their trust? Be kind to them, make them feel loved, and give them food and water and a place to rest. Angel is one of our  " kitten rescuers" and "cat rehab master." He brings home kittens  (we know these are not his babies because he is neutered)  and gets feral cats to trust us enough to allow us to put them in a cage and have them vaccinated (anti-rabies and tricat agains illnesses), and even fixed. In the photo, our hardworking cat rescuer takes a nap.  
October

Month-Long Observances

• Adopt-A-Dog Month®. By American Humane Association.

• Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month. By ASPCA.

• National Animal Safety and Protection Month.

• National Pet Wellness Month.

• National Pit Bull Awareness Month.

Week-Long Observances

• 1st Week of October. National Walk Your Dog Week.

• 1st Full Week of October. Animal Welfare Week.

• Oct. 11-17: National Veterinary Technician Week. Sponsored by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America.

One-Day Holidays

• Oct. 1: National Fire Pup Day.

• Oct. 1: National Black Dog Day.

• Oct. 4: World Animal Day.

• Oct. 14: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.

• Oct. 16: Global Cat Day.

• Oct. 16: National Feral Cat Day.

• Oct. 17: National Fetch Day.

• Oct. 21: National Pets for Veterans Day.

• Oct. 26: National Pit Bull Awareness Day. Last Saturday in Oct. (unless Halloween falls on the last Saturday, then another date is chosen).

• Oct. 27: National Black Cat Day in the UK.

• Oct. 28: Plush Animal Lovers Day. A day that most dogs will be happy to celebrate…as they unstuff those plush toys…

• Oct. 29: National Cat Day.

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