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Medications For Your Dog’s First Aid Kit

There are so many reasons to love dogs. They’re loyal, loving, and just all-around adorable.

The fact that so many dogs are bundles of endless energy is just another reason why it’s so easy to fall in love with them.

Sometimes though, all that energy and hyperactivity can lead to something bad happening. Your dog may wind up getting stung by an insect or perhaps even fall and break something.

If an incident like that takes place, you need to act quickly and effectively. A first aid kit put together for the purposes of preserving dog health with appropriate medications will help you out immensely.

Since April is also National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, now is as good a time as any to learn about the essential medications for your dog.

Benadryl As A First Aid Medication

Once dogs spot an insect nearby, they often can’t resist the urge to chase that little thing down. Most of the time, those interactions end up being harmless. However, if an insect gets agitated, it may end up stinging your pet and that could lead to an allergic reaction.

Allergic reactions stemming from insect bites may not prove fatal, but it never hurts to protect against them. Trupanion recommends keeping some Benadryl on hand as it can be used for immediate relief. Just be sure to consult with your veterinarian beforehand regarding the proper dosage for your dog.

Antibiotic Spray is a Medication for Wounds

Dogs also like to run around whenever they get outside and that can sometimes lead to them getting all scratched up on rocks and twigs. The cuts and scratches themselves may not necessarily be life-threatening, but if bacteria get to them, they can be problematic.

The American Kennel Club recommends using antibiotic spray to clean those cuts and scratches properly. Read our blog which specifically addresses wounds.

Milk of Magnesia

The emergency may also come in the form of your dog eating something poisonous. In that case, give your pet some milk of magnesia as it can counteract the poisonous particles. If you don’t know how much milk of magnesia to give to your dog, you should call poison control or a veterinarian first for more specific instructions.

Accidents can happen at any time and at any place. As a pet parent, you need to prepare for those emergencies by keeping a first aid kit stocked with essential medications such as the items listed above on hand.

Always make sure that your dog is getting the care and attention he/she deserves. Get in touch with us TAILored Pet Services for your dog-walking needs by calling 425-923-7791 or by browsing our website.

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