Paw Salve

Paw Salve

Paw salve is something you should on hand all year around. Check out this article to learn more about the benefits of paw salve and oils.

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Essential Oils to Help with Itchy Dogs

Essential Oils to Help with Itchy Dogs

Essential oils can be great for us humans! But did you know that they are also a great way to help get rid of itching for dogs? Check it out and let us know how it works in the comments below.

Dog Essential Oils

What is My Dog Doing?

What is My Dog Doing?

Dogs have some crazy habits, just like us humans do. What does it mean? Is your dog a digger? Do they constantly want to like your face? We’ve found the answers to some of your questions!

Pet First Aid Kits: Are You Prepared?

Pet First Aid Kits: Are You Prepared?

Are you prepared if there is an emergency? If not, here is a list to help you. Most of these items are available at Dollar Tree, Wal Mart, ect and are realivily cheap. Wal Mart has a great human first aid kit for around $10, then you can add to it, if you would like to keep it simple.

I am a Pet First Aid Instructor and will be happy to answer any questions I can, if you have any. Here is a list what you should have in your pet first aid kit:

  • Absorbent gauze pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic wipes, lotion, powder or spray
  • Blanket (a foil emergency blanket)
  • Cotton balls or swabs
  • Gauze rolls
  • Hydrogen peroxide (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 non-stick gauze pads for bandages
  • Sterile saline solution (sold at pharmacies)
  • Tweezers
  • A pillowcase to confine your cat for treatment
  • A pet carrier
  • Benadryl
  • Ear-cleaning solution
  • Expired credit card or sample credit card (from direct-mail credit-card offers) to scrape away insect stingers
  • Glucose paste or corn syrup (for diabetic dogs or those with low blood sugar)
  • Nail clippers
  • Non-prescription antibiotic ointment
  • Penlight or flashlight
  • Plastic eyedropper or syringe
  • Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) to clean the thermometer
  • Splints and tongue depressors
  • Styptic powder or pencil (sold at veterinary hospitals, pet-supply stores, and your local pharmacy)
  • Temporary identification tag (to put your local contact information on your pet’s collar when you travel)
  • Towels
  • Needle-nosed pliers

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