Emergency Care

When faced with an emergency situation, it is crucial to know basic emergency care so you may properly tend to your pet in the interim before professional care can be sought. 

Pet CPR

Pet Emergency Kit

Having an emergency kit for your Aussie is an excellent idea and is highly recommended to be prepared for any critical health crisis. You may not have an emergency vet nearby or transportation when an emergency may arise. You can by ready- made emergency kits from local and on line pet stores, but most of the items you can gather yourself, and many may already be in your home. To be extra prepared, make two kits, one for home and one for your car. Use simple carry totes with snap or zipper closures to keep items secure.
  • Pepto Bismol or Kaopectate
  • Prescription medications
  • Sterile latex gloves
  • Eye wash (sterile Saline) and eye dropper
  • Mineral oil
  • Buffered aspirin
  • Benadryl
  • A blanket, large and small towels
  • A large bottle of water
  • Self-activating cold and hot pack
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Copies of your dogs medical records
  • Thermometer and water-based lubricant
EMERGENCY BOOK OR POCKET GUIDES
Pet Emergency Pocket Guide by: Informed
Pet Lover's Guide to First Aid and Emergencies By: Tom Day, DVM
Field Guide: Dog First Aid Emergency Care for the Hunting, Working, and Outdoor Dog By: Randy Acker & Jim Fergus
Here is a list of the items that your pet emergency kit should have:
 
  • A Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Sterile gauze pads and bandages
  • Adhesive and non adhesive first aid bandage tape-1 inch roll
  • Antibacterial wound ointment
  • Hydrogen peroxide 3%-for vomitin
  • Isopropyl Rubbing alcohol
  • Antiseptic wipes- betadine or chlorhexidine only
  • A leash and muzzle
  • A splint- you can use a tongue depressor or 12-inch or wooden ruler
  • Styptic powder (or corn starch) to stop bleeding and nail clippers 

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