Pug First Aid Kit

A Pug first aid kit is important. No one likes to think of bad things but it’s entirely possible that your Pug might become injured and require immediate assistance. A Pug first aid kit could mean the difference between life and death for your little friend. Often, time is of the essence and having the right supplies within easy reach can mean getting your Pug the help he needs right away. What should you have on hand and within easy reach?

First aid kits can be purchased ready-made and this is probably a very convenient way to make sure that you have everything your Pug may need in a medical emergency. But it’s also easy to make a first aid kit yourself and keep it within easy reach. You never know when an emergency may occur and it’s nice to know that everything is ready “just in case”. By the way, it’s not a bad idea to have the human equivalent on hand as well especially if there are children in the house. When an emergency occurs it can make a huge difference to have everything within easy reach whether the emergency involves a human or your furry friend.

When looking at what to include in a first aid kit, the first thing that comes to mind is a cut and the need to stop the bleeding and bandage the area until professional care can be sought out. You should have gauze pads as well as rolls and these can be exactly the same as you would purchase for a human. You should have adhesive tape, tweezers, cotton balls and swabs as well as scissors. Whenever you’re dealing with blood you should have rubber gloves as well.

A topical antibiotic solution for cleaning wounds should also be part of the kit. Something like Betadine will work nicely as well as a styptic pencil or powder to stop minor cuts. Hydrogen peroxide to cleanse the wounds is also highly advisable. Aspirin for pain but NEVER give your Pug Tylenol or Ibuprofen – these are poisonous for dogs! In fact, you should probably consult your veterinarian before administering aspirin. If your Pug has suffered a wound or illness, a follow up visit with your vet is always a wise choice.

Other things to have on hand is a syringe for oral medication and a saline solution to wash out your Pug’s eyes if he has come in contact with an irritant. A thermometer can also be a part of your kit. Your Pug’s normal temperature is between 100 and 102 degrees.

You may also want to have some Benadryl for allergic reactions and Pepto Bismol for diarrhea but we would strongly advise consulting your veterinarian before administering either one.

Having a first aid kit on hand will allow you to relax with the knowledge that you’re ready for an emergency. When you travel with your Pug, especially on extended trips, having a first aid kit on hand is very important.

A Pug first aid kit is one of those things that you hope you never need but it’s nice to know it’s there when you need it. It's also a "must have" if you're going to travel with your Pug.

Pug First Aid is a big consideration when you travel with your Pug