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From torn paw pads to foreign body consumption, being prepared in the event of an emergency will help keep your pet safe and comfortable. It could even save your dog or cat’s life! Always keep a first aid kit for pets handy, and remember that any medical event should be quickly followed up with a phone call or visit to your veterinarian. Here are some tips for how to prepare yourself in the event your dog or cat needs first aid.

Keep Pet First Aid Kits in Your Home and Vehicle

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A pet first aid kit is a must-have for any dog or cat parent. At a minimum, keep the following items in an easy-to-reach place in both your home and vehicle for quick access during an emergency:

By keeping these items on hand, you will have an easier time remaining calm and administering care to your dog or cat in the event of an emergency.

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Know How to Care For an Injured Pet

Knowing how to care for your pet in the event of an emergency will help keep you and your dog or cat safe in a potentially distressing situation. Here are a few tips to keep in mind should something happen to your pet:

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First Aid for Pets While Traveling

Many of us love to hike, camp, and travel with our pets. As much fun as this can be, it’s important to be prepared for an emergency situation while you and your dog or cat are away from home. 

Remember that your pets are completely dependent on you to protect them in the event of an emergency. Making a plan and knowing where your pet first aid kits are could save their lives in the event of an emergency at home or while traveling.

Stella & Chewy’s Cares

At Stella & Chewy’s, we want all dogs to feel happy and be healthy, which means feeding them the good stuff! Be sure to calm your dog or cat when they experience distress by offering one of our delicious treats for dogs or freeze-dried meals for cats. For more helpful articles, product information, and updates, check out Our Blog: For the Pet Obsessed.