In addition to owning a pet license, taking your pet for regular exercise, and feeding them a healthy diet, one of the key aspects of owning a pet is to know what to do in case of a health emergency.
Having an emergency pet first-aid kit is an important part of owning a pet. It gives pet owners the confidence and knowledge they need to assist their pet in case of an injury or illness. It could save your pet’s life!
In addition to some basic knowledge, here are a few items you will want to include in your own pet first-aid kit:
- 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
- Latex or plastic gloves
- Sterile Eye Wash
- Tick Removal Took
- Toenail Trimmer
- Antibiotic ointment
- A muzzle
- List of Important Phone Numbers
Edmonton Veterinarian’s Emergency Clinic has created an Emergency Pet First Aid Kit, which includes important phone numbers, safety information and a Fire Safety Sticker that can go on a front household window. This sticker informs firefighters that you have pets inside your home.
You can pick up your own Emergency First Aid kit for free at EVEC.
EVEC is open 24/7, 365 days of the year for pet emergencies. EVEC is located at 11104-102 Avenue and can be reached at 780-433-9505, or visit their website at www.edmontonvetemergency.ca.