Before you head on the road for a pet friendly travel excursion with your pet, stop for a moment and think. You are probably prepared for an emergency but are you prepared for a possible emergency that your pet might experience? Are you prepared for any potential pet emergency requiring first aid that could occur? While safe travel practices can reduce the chances of an emergency occurring, you can’t control things like car accidents, insect bites and some impulsive pet behaviors. Packing a first aid kit for your pet is a must.
While certain medical emergencies, like a serious wound, require emergency veterinarian care, there are steps you can take to alleviate pain and prevent blood loss or infection. However without the right supplies, you won’t be prepared to do this. Pet friendly first aid kits for pets are quite similar to first aid kits for humans, with a few exceptions. Your pet friendly first aid kit should contain:
- A muzzle
- Materials to wrap a wound
- Packing tape
- Saline solution
- Cotton balls
- Materials for a splint
- Bulb syringe
- Rectal thermometer and lubrication
- Medical clove
- Activated charcoal for poisons
Store these items in a container with a sealed lid, to prevent curious noses from gaining access. With these items, you will be prepared for whatever medical emergency you might face while on the road.
Many pet friendly travelers try and book their pet friendly accommodations through http://www.petscanstay.com as many of these hotels are equipped to assist in handling emergencies and getting proper veterinarian attention for your pet.If they do not have a vet directly associated with the hotel they can usually help you find one quickly in an emergency.