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What every dog owner should know about first aid

Mari A. Schaefer, The Philadelphia Inquirer on

Published in Cats & Dogs News

-- Have a separate pet first-aid kit with basic supplies.

-- Injured dogs will bite. Don't assume your dog won't become aggressive, and don't take unnecessary risks.

-- Practice fire drills with your pets so they are familiar with the sound of the alarm and will know what to expect.

-- Be mindful of small toys that pets can choke on.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A PET FIRST AID KIT

-- A canine first aid book

-- Sterile 4-by-4 gauze and 5-by-9 ABD pads, a highly absorbent dressing

-- 4-by-4 yards of bulk roll gauze

--1-inch medical tape

-- Stainless steel shears

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