First aid is something that can save a life in the nick of time. The same with first aid for dogs. IT can save your best friend. Do not underestimate its use anywhere you take your pet. You will find below a list of 10 items easily obtainable which can save your best friend in times of emergencies.
In an emergency, it is important to call your veterinarian or emergency veterinarian. However, for minor wounds or common medical care, there are some items that you would like to have around the house just in case.
Antibiotics Soap: A little soap and water are ideal for flushing out wounds. Do not use soap directly, but rinse the area with a little soapy water and then rinse again with clean water. This is perfect for minor scratches from all of that play at the dog park.
Hydrogen peroxide: This Can be used to expel bacteria. However, it should not be used to treat wounds continuously as they will reopen the wound. It should not be used in cuts or deep cuts. If you notice that the wound has a pocket or is deep, bring the dog to the vet.
Neosporin: As with people, you can apply Neosporin to a wound as an antibiotic after the wound has been cleaned to prevent infection. If you notice that the wound is red or has discharge, you should bring the dog to the vet.
Styptic Powder: This is useful if you ventured to cut your dog's nails at home and accidentally cut one of them very short. Styptic powder helps stop bleeding quickly. However, it should not be used to heal wounds. If the wound does not stop bleeding, you should wrap it and bring your dog to the vet.