Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - #3


Thirteen+ Things You Need For Your Cat's First Aid Kit!!!!

1. Start with a box, fishing tackle boxes work well, or a box you have on hand.
2. Add adhesive tape, 1 inch wide.
3. Gauze bandages, 1 inch rolls.
4. Absorbent cotton.
5. Sterile gauze pads, 3x3 inches
6. Cotton-tipped swabs (like for your ears).
7. Rubbing alcohol.
8. Rectal thermometer. (Mom can't we leave this one out?)
9. Teaspoon.
10. Tweezers.
11. Sharp scissors with rounded ends.
12. Dr. Gerstenfeld, D.V.M. recommends these products also: Kaopectate, for Diarrhea & Vomiting and stomach upsets. Antibiotic ointment for skin irritations.
13. Hydrogen peroxide 3%, for inducing vomiting if poisoned and cleaning wounds. Activated charcoal, to absorb poison.

ATTENTION PLEASE READ: Mom got this information from Taking Care of Your Cat, A Complete Guide to Your Cat's Medical Care, by Sheldon L. Gerstenfeld, V.M.D. Please call you own VET before using the things listed in 12 & 13 to check that it is okay to use for your cats.

5 comments:

Katie said...

This is a really useful TT! Thanks for the list!

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Useful for cats, dogs and kids too. Excellent post!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Great list! Mommy has a similar book and the hsus.org list. I'm happy to say I have an emergency first aid kit AND and evacuation kit. Mommy sayz she'd never leave me behind.
All kitties should have a kit!

Ed said...

Great List. It was helpful for all pet lovers.

ED

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