Saturday, October 25, 2014

Camping and Traveling with Your Furry Friends

Road Trip!!!!

If you are going on a hike, camping, or road trip with your dog, you need to be prepared. Here are some things to remember:
-foot protection (heat or snow) protective boots are needed
-plenty of water and food, do not let your dog drink from lakes or streams-prevent heatstroke http://www.vetmedaz.com/2014/07/15/heat-stroke-risk-for-pets/
-flea or tick preventative
-collar and tags
-easy access to your dogs vaccination/medical records

-keep your dog on a leash, watch for rattlesnakes! http://www.vetmedaz.com/2014/07/15/heat-stroke-risk-for-pets/  

Also remember to have a first aid kit with you.
Your Dog’s First-Aid Kit Should Include:

·        Absorbent gauze pads
·        Adhesive first aid tape
·        Antiseptic wipes, lotion, powder, or spray
·        Blanket (a foil emergency blanket)
·        Cotton balls or swabs
·        Gauze rolls
·        Hydrogen peroxide
o   Hydrogen peroxide can be used to induce vomiting; do this only when directed by a veterinarian or a poison-control expert
·        Ice pack
·        Non-latex disposable gloves
·        Petroleum jelly (to lubricate the thermometer)
·        Rectal thermometer (your pet’s temperature should not rise above 103°F or fall below 100°F)
·        Scissors (with blunt ends)
·        Sterile saline solution to clean open wounds
·        Tweezers and comb to remove cactus thorns or burrs
·        Nail clippers
·        Plastic eyedropper or syringe
·        Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) for allergic reactions
o   Check with your veterinarian to make sure Benadryl is approved for your pet and verify the appropriate dosage amount
·        Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) to clean the thermometer
·        Ear-cleaning solution
·        Glucose paste or corn syrup (for diabetic dogs or those with low blood sugar)
·        Non-prescription antibiotic ointment
·        Small flashlight
·        Towels

Happy Road Trip!


   


2 comments:

How Sam Sees It said...

All good ideas!

:)

Monty and Harlow

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