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May 5, 2010

First Aid

Filed under: Health — Jenny @ 10:36 pm

Do you have a first aid kit for your cat? Here are some basic items you will need to put together a kit. It’s important to always have these things on hand in case of an emergency.

Phone Numbers

  • Your Veterinarian
  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888) 426-4435
  • Emergency Vet Clinic

Paperwork, including proof of rabies vaccination and other important medical records.

Cat First Aid Book

Cat First Aid Kit

If you want to put your own first aid kit together, the Humane Society of the United States recommends  the following items:

  • Rectal thermometer (a cat’s temp should not go over 103 or below 100)
  • Sterile gauze and pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Tweezers
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Antiseptic lotion, powder, or spray
  • a pillowcase to confine your cat for treatment
  • a carrier
  • Cotton balls or swabs
  • Splints and tongue depressors
  • Towels
  • a muzzle or strips of cotton to prevent biting
  • Penlight or flashlight
  • Scissors
  • Needle-nosed pliers
  • Ice pack
  • Plastic eyedropper or syringe
  • Sterile saline solution
  • latex gloves
  • ear-cleaning solution
  • nail clippers

http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/cat_care/keys_to_a_healthy_cat/your_cats_firstaid_kit.html

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