Owning a pet is no small matter, especially when you think about their health. However, this responsibility comes with selfless love and adoration, that your pet showers you with. Don’t you just smile when you come back home and your dog rushes to you, or when you sit down comfortably your cat just snuggle up on your lap?It is really one of the best feelings in the world, and these beautiful creatures have the cutest way of showing their love to us.
Listed below are some basic essentials to having your Pet at its healthiest.
Pet First Aid Kit
The first thing you need in ensuring the safety of your pet is by putting together a pet first aid kit. You never know when an accident might occur, and it is best if you have your bases covered. Apart from their allergy medication, your pet first aid kit should contain:
- Cotton balls, and cotton swabs
- Sterile pads, and bandages
- Prescribed rubbing alcohol
- Hydrogen peroxide
- A pair of scissors
- First aid kit tape
- A pack of antiseptic wipes
- Disposable gloves
- Eyewash (according to pet)
- A spare leash
- A small flashlight and spare batteries
- Antibacterial medication
- Hot and ice pack
- Bottled water
- Mineral oil
- Pet thermometer
- Medical documents
These are the basic requirements of a pet first aid kit and will help ensure that you can handle small accidents at home.
Once you have put together your pet’s first aid kit, the next thing you need to worry about is the hygiene of your pet. This does not just cover cleaning them up, it means cleaning up after them on a daily basis. It is not just for their health, it is necessary to maintain a healthy living standard for all the occupants. If you regularly brush and groom your pet, their shedding will reduce, which means you will automatically have less cleaning responsibilities.
Furthermore, it will especially help cats from hairball. You will be required to vacuum the floor and your furniture on a daily basis. You can use sticky lint rollers to remove hair from clothes, especially jackets and coats.
There are a number of cleaning products that can be used to remove stains, and odor from the furniture or carpet. Ensure that you have extra poop bags and kitty litter at all times.
If you start to see strange symptoms in your pet, then it’s time to pay a visit to the vet’s office. Here are a few signs you should watch out for.
Feeding – If you accidentally feed your pet the wrong food, as they are not able to digest all kinds of foods. For instance, chocolate can be deadly for both cats and dogs, so rush them to the vet.
Allergies – An allergic reaction is not hard to spot, and dogs are more prone to allergies. So keep an eye out for runny eyes, sneezing, itchiness (excessive scratching), and itchy eyes. This way you will know what is wrong with your pet, and you will be able to react according or rush them to your local vet.
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