Pet Emergency: Creating the Essential Pet First Aid Kit

pet emergency kitAt Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center, we believe every owner should have a pet first aid kit and know what to do during a pet emergency. While this doesn’t replace veterinary care, it can make a lifesaving difference.

As a pet guardian, you may already have some experience in this area. Although not all emergencies are life threatening, knowing the essentials of pet first is critical. To better equip yourself and be more prepared, we’ve compiled the following guide to assembling a proper pet first aid kit.

Determining What You Need

While there are a number of ready-made kits for purchase, these are typically standard kits for cats and dogs. It’s good to have the basics, but keep in mind that your pet may need other items. This is particularly true if you own an exotic pet or one with special needs.   Continue…