Some products made for humans are perfectly safe for animals.
Stocking up with the right items can save you time in an emergency.
They can also save you money, since they are often cheaper than
fancy pet specific goods.
Make sure you have the following :
Anti-itch cream,such as benadryl,
Ideal for allergic reactions and bee stings.
Aspirin can be an effective pain relief for dogs, but BEWARE it`s fatal for cats.
A stipstic pencil or cornflour - good for small cuts to stop bleeding
Baking soda - great for making a soothing paste for insect bites or rashes.
Tweezers, latex gloves and an assortment of gauze pads. These are always good to have on hand anytime.
DON`T FORGET TO REPLACE WHAT YOU HAVE USED
CHECK YOUR DOG FOR TICKS EVERY DAY, especially during spring, summer and autumn. Brush your fingers through their fur, applying enough pressure to feel any small bumps. Be sure to check between your dog’s toes, behind ears, under armpits and around the tail and head. If you do feel a bump, pull the fur apart to see what is there. A tick that has embedded itself in your dog will vary in size, something from the size of a pinhead to a grape depending on how long its been attached. Ticks are usually black or dark brown in color but will turn a grayish-white after feeding.
REMOVING TICKS is a delicate operation because it’s easy for a piece of the tick to break off and remain in your dog’s skin. Here`s how to do it.
Grasp the tick very close to the skin with a pair of fine-tipped tweezers.
With a steady motion, pull the tick’s body away from the skin. Avoid crushing the tick to prevent infection.
After removal, clean your dog’s skin with soap and warm water, and dispose of the tick by placing it in alcohol or flushing it down the toilet.