Did you know that April is National Pet First Aid Awareness month?
Three quick things:
- Today, we will share with you quick holistic first aid tips for your pets that you never want to forget. These tips can be life-saving especially if your animal is going into shock.
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Here are 5 top items we recommend to have in your holistic pet first aid kit:
- A Light Blue Towel or Blanket – Yes, don’t leave home without it. Light blue is calming and in the event of illness, injury or trauma, this color is exactly what your pet needs. You can place the towel or blanket around them. How much you wrap them depends on their situation and the climate they are in. Remember, color therapy is about the energy the color gives off, not about what your animal sees. So keep a light blue towel, sheet, or blanket handy at home and in your vehicle.
- Rescue Remedy – This is a combination of 5 Bach flower essences that work beautifully together in emergency situations. They can create a sense of calm and peace with your animal. This can be a life and death factor for an animal in serious condition. For some animals, even though their physical injuries are not life threatening, shock can kill them if their body shuts down. Rescue Remedy has the ability to help this from not happening. I’ve personally experienced this, even with an animal that should have died from physical injuries. If the animal is unconscious, you can place the drops on their gums, ears or paws. This way you can avoid the drops going down their throat.
- Goldenseal Root – This herb can stop bleeding. You can open as many capsules up as you need and apply to bleeding nails or a wound. I have found it works more quickly than the traditional styptic products. Goldenseal is an herb native Americans have used for many years.
- Activated Charcoal – Charcoal acts as a magnet and can be wonderful if your pet has diarrhea, vomiting, or poisoning. Tabs are the easiest to offer, if possible, but you can also give via syringe (or tubing if you know how to do.) It shouldn’t be given to animals that have ingested anything caustic. You can learn more about suggested dosages and other tips for a poison emergency here.
- 50-100 Remedy Homeopathy Kit – We’ve reached for our 100 remedy kits for our animals and families many times. Homeopathy is ideal for acute illness or injuries. For instance, Arnica is great for stopping pain, Apis provides relief for stings, Aconite is helpful for shock and snake bites (Lachesis is also used for snake bites), Hypericum can help nerve injuries, and Ledum can help heal punctures. 30C is the most common potency offered. While the 50 remedy kit is more affordable, the 100 remedy kit includes some 200C top remedies for more serious situations.
We hope you will consider having these holistic first aid products on hand. They can really make a difference, especially if you are heading to the emergency room with your pet. Keeping your pet calm is one of the most important things you can do. And that can mean the difference between life and death.
Want to learn more? You can check out holistic products we recommend here. You can learn more about first aid kit products and how to holistically handle all types of situations in the First Aid special package here.
Kim & Allison
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