Happy National Bring Your Dog to Work Day!
We here at Sunteck LOVE pets! We are a huge proponent of trucking with pets, not only do pets decrease stress, and promote good health but they makes those long hauls not quite so long.
Unfortunately those long hauls can sometimes go through deserted areas. What if Fido gets sick? Or needs some first aid? Sunteck would like you to know what items to include in your first aid kit while trucking with your pet.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, the easiest and most cost effective way to start a pet first aid kit is to purchase a human first aid kit and add pet specific items. This way your kit can do double duty for you and your pet, not only saving you money, but space as well.
Some pet-specific items to include are as follows;
• Pet first-aid book – to guide you through unfamiliar pet first aid situations
• Phone numbers – to your vet and the poison control center (ASPCA poison-control center 1-800-426-4435)
• Paperwork – Keep your pet’s medical and vaccination history, and medication list in a zip lock baggy. Also keep a current photo of your pet in the event he or she gets lost.
• Extra Leash – In the event you lose yours, it becomes damaged etc.
• Vet-wrap – bandage that stretches and sticks to itself rather than fur (you can find it at most pet supply stores across the United States such as Petco, Petsmart or Petsupermarket)
• Unflavored Pedialyte – great for dehydration in dogs and cats, helps restore electrolytes quickly
• Muzzle or strips of cloth (don’t use if your pet is vomiting, chocking, or coughing or having difficulty breathing) – great to keep your injured pet from biting you out of fear or pain
• Benadryl – (get correct dosage from your vet) great for allergic reactions and hot spots in pets
• Hyrdogen Peroxide – to Induce vomiting (only when directed by Vet or poison-control center) Do not use Ipecac, it is toxic to pet
• Qwick-stop / Styptic powder – used to stop bleeding, especially if you trim your pet’s nails too short (you can find it at most pet supply stores across the United States such as Petco, Petsmart or Petsupermarket)
• Canned Pumpkin – (not pumpkin pie mix) Great for constipation and diarrhea in pets, talk to your vet about how much you should feed your pet
These are just a few of the items that make trucking with your pet easier in the event an emergency arises. We hope that you found this list helpful. As always if you are not sure about something talk to your vet.
If you truck with your pet we would love to see a photo! Like I said, Sunteck LOVES pets. Tag us with the hashtag #suntecklovespets on Facebook or Twitter and let us know so we can “oooh” and “aaaah” over your furry side-kick! Stay safe and enjoy time with your pet!