If you are a pet owner, get yourself a book that reads “How to Become a Handyman” on its cover. Remember, you are the only one responsible for the pet’s health and wellbeing. So, there’s little choice for you other than being a man of all work. Hence, the book.
A handyman is one who knows most (if not all) techniques that come useful in day-to-day life. Among these techniques, the most important I suppose is knowing which pet medicine to use in an emergency situation.
Now, why purchase the book when you can get all the pet medicine advice from this article? So, if you care about your pet’s safety and want to preserve their health, keep reading as here are all the pet medicine tips you need to know.
First aid tips
The injured/sick is given first aid relief until the full medical treatment arrives. That’s what we have been taught in school. This rule applies to humans as well as to pets. Keep the first aid box handy for your pet might have a seizure or suddenly fall sick.
Yes, you’ll call emergency and wait for the ambulance to arrive. But until they arrive, your pet’s only lifeline is the first aid treatment delivered by you. Keep a checklist with you – of every supply the box must have. The common supplies include gauge, adhesive tape, hydrogen peroxide, nonstick bondage, leash and a digital thermometer.
Keeping these supplies stored inside a box is not enough. Learn how to use them. If the pet’s injury or sickness is hard to deal with, first aid won’t be of much help. Scary accidents or snake bites might happen. Stay prepared for such incidents and keep
Additional medical apparatus
An injury could be so severe that the pet might need to be given painkillers immediately. Or, in case of snake bite, magnesium milk activated charcoal so that the poison is quickly absorbed. To deal with such injuries or disorders, keep a muzzle and a stretcher at your home. The stretcher would prove useful for transporting the injured pet.
The muzzle could be used to prevent the pet from biting others and its own tongue. However, don’t use it if the pet is vomiting. A needle and a syringe are a must. The pet may not be in a condition to swallow something or drink. In that case, you’d have to push the medicine into its body using the syringe.
Understand the list of additional apparatus is not small. So, it’s best if you talk to a vet and a pet drug house owner. That’d give you a fair idea of all kinds of necessary medical supplies.
Know which chemicals work
Whether you are staying home with your pet or traveling somewhere, keep some useful medicine with you. By medicine, I meant essential pet drugs and some medically useful chemicals. The kind of chemicals that are often found in fruits and vegetables.
Lemon, pomegranate, tangerine, grapefruit, pomelo have citrus in them, which is a natural fur bugs repellent. If you have a cat or a dog, just sprinkle some citrus onto its body to keep it flea free.
Another natural bug repellent is coconut oil. Rub it gently on the pet, especially over the areas that are flea-bitten. It works like magic. Like us humans, pets also catch a cold due to sudden weather change. Common symptoms are cough and fever. You don’t need expensive medicine. A bottle of honey can suppress a cough and bacterial parasites. Need to clean the pet’s ears? Use mineral oil and white vinegar. The oil kills off ear mites and white vinegar keeps the ear clean.
Vinegar, coconut oil – these are all common household stuff. Sometimes found in the ingredients used in cooking. Better use them than toxic chemicals. If you are using the chemicals, may be your way of taking care is wrong. All you need to do for this is increase your chemistry knowledge.
Herbal medicine is becoming popular. Some Americans pass it as a fad, but in my opinion, there’s more to the “Go Herbal” slogan than what meets the eye. Especially when it comes to the health and well-being of pet animals.
Knowledge of how natural herbs heal could save you and your pet in the time of distress. You may forget to bring some medicine along on your trip with your furry friend. What’d you do if your pet suddenly shows signs of illness when there’s no vet or medicine around? My advice, use natural herbs that possess the same healing quality that drug house medicine is supposed to possess.
Herbs like turmeric, boswellia, yucca and manuka honey heal wounds, clear digestion problems and create a bulwark against bacterial and viral infection. So keep a bagful of these herbs next time when you are taking your pet along on a trip.
I am not saying you shouldn’t use conventional pet medicine. All I am saying is there are herbs and ingredients around us that can also heal – maybe more efficiently than mainstream medicine. Know how they work and apply them alongside allopathic pet drugs. For your pet, it’d be like best of both worlds.