Whether you are just enjoying time at home or traveling - when your dog or cat needs first aid, a well prepared all natural first aid kit can reduce stress, save you a trip to the veterinarian's office and ensure fast relief for your pet.
Be prepared for the inconveniences of summer - bug bites, ticks, hot spots, sun burns and common issues that can come-up unexpectedly any time of the year - diarrhea, ear infections, eye infections, etc. You can make your own holistic first aid kit for your dog and cat, you will be glad you did...
Holistic All-Natural First Aid Kit
Perfect for home and travel with your pet - here's what you will need...
Bandages - self adherent pet bandages
Clean towel and washing cloth
Insect repellent - natural herbal spray and/or natural herbal spot-on and collar drops
Tick removal tool
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) - organic unpasteurized, unfiltered for disinfecting skin after removing ticks, as a cleansing rinse or soak diluted with water. Don’t use ACV on broken skin or lesions.
Aloe vera gel or a calendula salve - excellent for soothing irritated and inflamed skin
Colloidal Silver for treating infections of all types including ear infections , eye infections and diarrhea.
Witch Hazel - a natural astringent and antiseptic for treating bug bites
Raw unpasteurized honey to treat wounds (not for puppies under 1 year of age)
Sun Screen - for your dog’s nose and for dogs with thin or sparse fur:
Don’t use conventional human--made-for sunscreen as it contains multiple toxins as do the majority of made-for pet sunscreens, including those sold in veterinarian offices.
Coconut oil, sesame seed oil, jojoba oil or wheat germ oil are good natural sunscreens and moisturizers.
You can make these natural oils even more effective by adding 5 to 20 drops of therapeutic-grade lavender (or another dog-safe, cat-safe essential oil) for every ounce of coconut, sesame or jojoba oil.
To heal a sun-burned nose just apply a little vitamin E.