HOLISTIC FIRST AID KIT
- Easy-to-transport container, water resistant, unlocked and easy-to-open. Store the container with the pet’s name on it inside a duffel bag or SOS kit.
- Tea Tree Oil – all-purpose disinfectant
- Grapefruit Seed Extract – treating ringworm, pustules and infections
- Lavender Oil (Essential Oils) – apply to burns to reduce swelling, blistering and scarring
- Medicated Honey Formula – treatment for burns, scrapes, cuts or sores
- Aloe Vera – applied topically or taken internally; cuts, burns, abrasions, hot spots, bites, indigestion, parasites, and other conditions
- Book on Plant Identification – able to identify local plants
- Syrup of Ipecac, Hydrogen Peroxide – induces vomiting or can be used as a topical disinfectant (2 – 3 tsp., one time only); considered a 3 percent solution of hydrogen peroxide
- Herbal-Mineral Detoxicant – used to absorb poisons and toxins.
- Herbal Calming Formula – most important in time of need. Calms dogs and cats to reduce nervous stress. Safe for humans as a relaxer in a stressful situation.
As in most cat and dog first-aid kits, incidental supplies are also necessary for holistic kits. These items include tweezers, scissors, Q-tips, tape, towels, blankets, a thermometer, eyewash, and anything else you can add to your best friend’s very own custom holistic first-aid kit. Source: http://www.natural-wonder-pets.com/holistic-first-aid-kit.html
Use lavender oil on a collar or bandana for relieving stress. Works for people, too. Do not put essential oils directly on the pet, especially cats, as it can be toxic, depending on the grade of your essential oil, whether it is therapeutic grade or not.
Please read this article from Dogs Naturally Magazine before using Aloe Vera on your dog where he can lick and ingest: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/is-aloe-poisonous-to-dogs/
I use tea tree herbal salve for my pets.
You can use a leash wrapped around your dogs mouth if a muzzle is needed.
Have the number to your vet handy and poison control is (888) 426-4435. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) provides toxicology educational programs, consulting services, and a 24-hour veterinary diagnostic and treatment hotline. There is a fee for this service.
Do not freak out if your dog eats some chocolate. My dogs got into my chocolate many times and are fine. Just keep an eye on your dog and use your judgement.
For using natural remedies from your pantry (my fav), check out http://www.naturalawakeningsmag.com/Natural-Awakenings/December-2013/Pet-First-Aid-Kits/.
I recommend the book, the complete holistic dog book by Jan Allegretti & Katy Sommers. I have several natural health and first aid books for dogs and cats. This is my favorite. Easy to find injury or ailment, number of alternatives to treatments, acupressure, herbs, flower essence and more. It has a nutritional materia, homeopathic, and herbal materia medicas in the back of the book. Everything is explained in easy to understand terms and diagrams.
Another good book to have on hand is The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care by CJ Puotinen. Very detailed, includes A-Z reference of natural treatments, emergency first-aid strategies, best diet for your pet, and interviews with leading veterinarians.
Try to remain calm, if you are stressed, your pet will be too.