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Pet Insurance Info / Dog CPR / Dog First Aide Kit

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We all can make a difference!  Spay and Neuter to help control the pet population.

Why Purchase Vet Pet Insurance? Veterinarian Pet Insurance provides you peace of mind knowing your pet is covered should an emergency arrive be it an illness or injury.

  • Mixed breeds purebred dogs and cats are eligible for coverage.

  • It helps defray the cost of medical emergencies.

  • 9 out of 10 veterinarians recommend it.

  • It is available in all 50 states.

  • Vaccination & routine care coverage is available.

  • With some vet insurances lost & found pet I.D. tag and registry is available.

  • Some offer multiple pet discounts.

For pet insurance info you can visit http://petinsurance.com/

Dog CPR - How to Perform CPR On a Dog.

Check the scene for safety. If it is an unfamiliar or aggressive dog or if you feel you can't perform dog CPR, call a veterinarian immediately.

Check for signs of breathing. If the dog is unconscious, get down to floor level and see if the dog's chest is moving. Try to feel or hear if air is coming from the dog's mouth or nose. Check for a pulse by feeling the femoral artery along the neck.

Clear the airway. If the dog is unconscious, open its mouth, pull out its tongue, and check for signs of obstructions or blockages. Extend the dog's head and neck.

Wrap the dog's muzzle. If you feel the dog might bite when he/she comes too. Use a flat strip of gauze or pantyhose and tie it around the dog's muzzle.

Deliver oxygen through the mouth-to-snout method. If nothing is blocking the airway, tilt the dog's head slightly back with the dog's mouth closed, place your mouth over the dog's nose, forming an air tight seal. Breathe in enough air causing its chest to rise and fall. Aim for 12-20 breathes per minute. Avoid hard inhalations, which can force air into the dog's stomach and cause its lungs to over inflate and collapse.

Check for a heartbeat. Place your hand behind the dog's front left elbow on it's lower chest.

If there is no pulse begin chest compressions. Position the dog on its side with its spine against your body. Place one hand on top of the other about a third of the way above the sternum on the chest, and interlace your fingers. Apply about five steady downward motions at a rate of one per second. Follow with one breath with the mouth-to-snout method. After every two minutes alternate chest compressions and breathes, stop and check for a pulse.

Be prepared. Locate a local American Red Cross offering dog CPR first aide courses, call (213) 739-5200.

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Important Phone Numbers

Bandaging Materials

  • Veterinary clinic phone number and directions to the clinic
  • Emergency clinic phone number and directions
  • Poison control center phone numbers

Equipment and Supplies

  • Muzzle, or roll of gauze for making a muzzle
  • Magnifying glass
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers and metal nail file
  • Styptic powder or sticks, Kwik Stop, or cornstarch
  • Penlight
  • Nylon slip leash
  • Eye dropper or oral syringe
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • Clean towels - cloth and paper
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Lubricant such as mineral oil or KY Jelly (without spermicide)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Syringes of various sizes
  • Needle-nose pliers or hemostats
  • Grease-cutting dish soap
  • Bitter Apple or other product to discourage licking
  • Pet carrier
  • Towel or blanket to use as a stretcher, another to keep your dog warm during transport (some pharmacies and camping outlets carry a thermal blanket)
  • Cold packs and heat packs (wrap in towel before using)
  • Stethoscope
  • Square gauze of various sizes - some sterile
  • Non-stick pads
  • First aid tape - both paper (easily comes off of skin) and adhesive types
  • Bandage rolls - gauze and Vetwrap
  • Band-Aids (for humans)

Nutritional Support

  • Rehydrating solution such as Gatorade or Pedialyte
  • Nutritional supplement such as Nutri-Cal, Vitacal, or Nutristat
  • High sugar source: Karo syrup

Medicines*

  • Wound disinfectant such as Betadine or Nolvasan
  • Triple antibiotic ointment for skin
  • Antibiotic ophthalmic ointment for eyes, e.g., Terramycin
  • Eye wash solution
  • Sterile saline
  • Antidiarrheal medicine such as Pet Pectate
  • Buffered or canine aspirin
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) for allergic reactions
  • Cortisone spray or cream, such as Itch Stop
  • Ear cleaning solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (used to make a dog vomit)
  • Activated charcoal to absorb ingested poisons (consult your veterinarian before using)

*Watch the expiration dates on any medication, and replace as needed.