10 Must-Have First Aid Items Every Dog Parent Must Have (Part 2)

Being a dog parent has many perks, in fact, it’s mostly perks, but bad times come, and we need to be prepared for those times. While you may have all the toys and food your dog wants, you must also have all the essential first-aid items at home to be prepared for any situation.

Here are some first-aid items all dog parents should have at home. Here’s Part 1, in case you missed it.

1. Scissors

Your first-aid kit should have scissors that you can use to cut bandages, adhesive tapes and other things that require you to use scissors.

2. Sterile Saline Eye Wash

If your dog has something stuck in his eye and you want to prevent further damage to his eyes, then flushing his eye with a sterile saline solution will come in handy while you take your dog to the vet.

3. Benadryl

Before you give your dog any medication, always get an okay from your vet. Medicines that you use can be fatal for your dog, so never administer human medicine to dogs. Benadryl can be useful if your dog has a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting. However, make sure you ask your vet first before you administer any medicine.

4. Antibiotic Cream

Antibiotic ointments can be applied on cuts and wounds to prevent infection.

5. Towels or Blankets

Swaddling your dog can calm him down when you need him to stay still and not move much. Also, blankets can be used to cover areas where your dog will be placed to avoid any bodily fluids from seeping into your car seats.

What else would you add to the first-aid box? Let us know in the comments.

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