The Importance of first aid kit for pets
Just like their owners, pets can experience accidents and emergencies at home or when traveling. Since injuries can happen virtually any time, it is a good idea for every pet owner to be prepared and even to have a dedicated first aid kit for his dog or cat.
However, if you already purchased a first aid kit (your home or car first aid kit will work just fine), in case of emergency, many of the items of your Protect life first aid kit is available and ready-to-use.
Furthermore, if you’ve decided to assemble your own first aid kit, you can use our emergency first aid kit which is the perfect base to start with and still it has enough room for specific medications or other medical items designed for pet first aid.
The space blanket from your first aid kit
The space blanket is a great first aid item and can be used for your cat or dog as well when a wool blanket or a towel is not available, and your pet needs protection, or its temperature is low due to shock or pain.
A good pair of scissors is always useful when you need to free your dog or your cat from entanglements. Our scissors are easy to use and designed in such a way so that you will not provoke further damage to your pet's skin.
Tweezers. Just like us, your pet might get hurt by splinters or ticks and using the tweezers is the best way to remove debris from a wound or reduce the infection chances by correctly removing a tick attached to your pet's skin.
The basic first aid rules also apply when handling a pet emergency: you should always wear disposable gloves to protect your pet and yourself from cross-contamination.
Emergency ice pack
Open your Protect Life first aid kit and use the instant cold compress to cool down your pet's skin after a burn.
Cotton balls, gauze pads, and roll gauze
In case of bleeding emergencies, these items can be used to apply pressure to stop the bleeding. All the Protect Life first aid kits come equipped with a variety of pads and wound dressings in many sizes. Make sure you pick the right size for your pet! The gauze roll can be used as a muzzle if your pet becomes aggressive due to the shock and it doesn't let you take care of him or her.
The tape used in all our first aid kits can be easily torn by hand, supports the skin and will not tear the skin when removed. Plus, it holds the bandage onto a wound and offering the necessary protection.
The prep pads from all Protect Life emergency kits are designed to successfully clean the area around the wound, to disinfect the tweezers before removing debris from the wound and so on. Remember that rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide is not recommended in case of open sores or wounds.
You can add to your first aid kit case a pet thermometer, a small flashlight ( when in need, you can use the phone flashlight or a glow stick to check your pet's mouth) and saline solution to clean a wound or flush your pet's eyes. It is also recommended to have a leash and muzzle, your veterinarian's phone number and a first aid brochure to know how to help your pet in various emergency situations.