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The Essential Pet First Aid Kit Checklist

The Essential Pet First Aid Kit Checklist

If your dog suffers a cut paw pad when you’re out in the countryside, or your cat comes home the loser of a battle you might need to step in with emergency pet first aid. Being able to dress a wound and stop bleeding, or help your pet if they are choking could be the difference between life and death.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to get a pet first aid kit. You’ll want to know you have everything you need if your pet requires medical attention and a trip to the vet is far away. In this article, we’ll go over an animal first aid kit list.

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A Ringworm Cleaning Protocol For Veterinary Exam Rooms

A Ringworm Cleaning Protocol For Veterinary Exam Rooms

Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as Ringworm, is a fungal infection that can attack the fur and skin of dogs and cats. Ringworm has a high infection rate because of how easy it is to pass through contact but also fomites. Manhattan Cats found that “50% of people exposed to infected cats develop ringworm lesions and that in approximately 70% of all households with an infected cat, at least one person became infected.”

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How to Choose the Right Veterinary Wound Dressings

How to Choose the Right Veterinary Wound Dressings

Proper dressing and bandaging of wounds on animals help to control infection and speed up the healing process. Bandages should be applied with even pressure and coverage and should fit snuggly to the animal’s body, firm enough to stay in place while the animal moves around, but not so tight as to cause discomfort or limit essential blood supply to the area.

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A Guide to Veterinary Cleaning Products

A Guide to Veterinary Cleaning Products

Cleaning protocols in a veterinary practice must be strictly followed by all members of staff in order to break the cycle of infection and neutralise the possibility of cross-contamination in all areas of the practice.

The RCVS Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons states that “Veterinary surgeons must maintain minimum practice standards equivalent to the Core Standards of the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme.” If your practice has to undergo an assessment you need to be able to show that adequate disinfecting protocols are in place.

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The 3 Aims of First Aid in Animals and The Law

The 3 Aims of First Aid in Animals and The Law

Pet first aid can be carried out by anyone when there is an emergency. If you are a pet owner and your pet is in a critical condition you might be able to keep things under control until you can get the animal to a vet, significantly increasing the animal’s chances of recovery and survival. 

But there are some things that only a vet is qualified to do, and some things that are against the law unless you are a licensed vet. In this article, we’ll go through the three aims and four rules of animal first aid, and what can and cannot be done to help an animal if you are untrained or unlicensed.

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Cat First Aid: What to do in an Emergency

Cat First Aid: What to do in an Emergency

Cat owners are likely used to living with an animal that enjoys his or her own space from time to time. But when a critical moment strikes your cat will need you more than ever. Being prepared for the possibility of an injury or illness is the best thing you can do for your cat. 

This guide will explain the basics of cat first aid to help you support your cat in the moments before it can be seen by a vet.

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