Add to your First Aid Kit
March 16, 2010
Mom is working on the schedule for the Pet Tech Pet CPR and First Aid classes that we will teach this year. (I am Pet Tech Assistant Instructor #5. And I have the scarf to prove it.) That got us to thinking about some of the tips that we teach in class. Accidents happen, so we help people be prepared for an emergency.
We suggest that people have a card with emergency phone numbers written on it. It is one of the things that they can put in their first aid kit. (Sure, first everyone should have a pet first aid kit.) One of the numbers you should have is the ASPCA Poison Control number (1-888-426-4435).
If you call the poison control number, they may suggest that you make your pet vomit. Do you know what the approved method is? Giving your pet hydrogen peroxide. Mom says that lots of stores have these 3 oz. travel bottles that are perfect and fit right inside the first aid kit. The recommended dose is 1 Tablespoon per 15 pounds of pet weight, so these little bottles hold about 2 doses for a dog my size. And you can squeeze the bottles and they squirt. (Vomiting should be induced only on the advice of a vet, or emergency animal hospital, or the poison control center.)
So I started to write this blog and Mom asked if I wanted a picture to go on it. I panicked. No, Mom, please don’t make me demonstrate throwing up. I’ll do the muzzle thing and bandages and splints and even tooth brushing. I’ll even do “dress up day”. But not throwing up. Please!! Then I thought maybe she had bought some fake throw-up stuff. I’d pose with that. Wow, that could be way fun. Imagine people’s reactions. And maybe I’d get to play with it when we were done with pictures. And she could take pictures of that. And then…
Signed, Tucker (owner of this Dog Diary)
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