The Pet Wrap most cautious and watchful pet owners may have unexpected mishaps. Pulling out your pet’s first aid kit is the last resort that no pet owner hopes to use, but one they should always be ready for. You might assume that the first aid pack you tossed together for your last road trip would suffice this time, but our dogs have their challenges and aren’t usually the most cooperative of patients. You don’t need to include a whole veterinary hospital in your pet-specific first aid kit.
Pet Wrap – Dressing, Non-Adherent, Gauze, Tips, Tools, Tweezers, And More!
Dressing & Bandaging:
Even though they serve distinct purposes in a first aid bag, the terms “dressing” and “bandaging” are often used interchangeably. A dressing is an item of sterile material applied directly to a wound to prevent further bleeding and speed up the healing process. On the other hand, bandaging is typically used in tandem with dressing rather than on its own; it covers dressing and keeps it in place since the bandage won’t be in direct touch with the wound.
When your dog or cat comes home from an excursion a bit too rough for your taste or from a night of moonlighting as a back alley brawler, and you find them scraped up and bleeding, use a non-adherent pad to clean and bandage their wounds. They come in various sizes and may be purchased in sealed, single-use packaging to maintain their cleanliness.
Regarding wound care, gauze is somewhat of a hybrid between dressings and Pet Wrap bandages. Gauze is a thin, flexible fabric that is very absorbent and breathable since it comprises 100% cotton. You may get it in a roll or a pad, which both have advantages and disadvantages. A gauze pad is a square of sterile gauze that has already been trimmed to size; it will be thicker and more densely woven than a roll of gauze due to its greater ply count.
Wound Dressing Tips:
Even if you’re wearing gloves, you should try to limit your contact with sterile pads. Most pads come in easy-to-peel packaging, making it quick and simple to apply to the wound. You should not remove the dressing until it has been replaced with a new absorbent pad and pressure has been applied for at least five minutes. You may change the dressings if the second Pet Wrap soaks through by carefully removing the old ones and replacing them with new ones.
Blunt Tip Scissors:
Gauze requires scissors for cutting, and Pet Wrap can be difficult to rip, so having scissors on hand is helpful. Still, the blunt-tip kind will give you more peace of mind when dealing with a wiggly animal. You may eliminate the tick by dropping it in alcohol, taping it tight, or flushing it down the toilet. Even after a tick has been securely removed, you shouldn’t crush it since it may still carry disease-causing bacteria. An alcohol wipe or little soap and water can help disinfect the bite and your hands.
Tweezers may be used for many things, like removing ticks, but they can also be used to remove thorns from paws or pebbles from cuts. Outdoor activities in Canada’s woodland and tall grassy regions provide a danger of tick infestation, so check your pet thoroughly for ticks once they return indoors. Running your hands through your pet’s fur like you would a comb, beginning at the head, is a good way to look for ticks. Don’t forget to check in places like between the toes.
We’re not suggesting you pack your first aid box with a whole pharmacy for your pet, but having some over-the-counter meds on hand might ease your mind in an emergency. You may save yourself the trouble of tracking down full-size versions of these products by purchasing travel quantities or stocking up on a single blister pack with the appropriate doses based on your pet’s weight. Don’t even think of prying it out with your fingernails; if the tick’s nasty liquid gets on your fingers.
Pet Wrap, in particular, may benefit from eye flush more than cats do since they are less careful about sticking their faces where they shouldn’t, such as out the car window or bashing through the bushes and getting lashed in the face with twigs. Even though eye injuries require immediate attention, they are typically remedied by merely washing the irritant out with water. If your dog or cat is squinting, has trouble opening one eye (or closing one eye), or paws at their face.
Allergies are real; unfortunately, even our dogs can suffer from them. Some allergies or intolerances may manifest themselves sometimes or in specific settings, causing only a few sneezes. Still, contact with a bee or swarm of mosquitoes can have your pet puffing up in no time. Benadryl (or Diphenhydramine) is the most often used over-the-counter allergy medicine for dogs. However, it is not without its drawbacks. First, always check the label to ensure the only ingredient is Diphenhydramine.
When asked what item in their first aid box is used the most, most dog owners would say the silver nitrate sticks. You can get these handy small sticks at certain drugstores and pet supply stores; they come in handy when clipping your dog’s nails. When you cut your dog’s nails too short, they might bleed quickly and profusely. It’s scary and painful for your dog, but worry not; pick up one of these sticks.
Suppose it isn’t already; Pet Wrap the elastic bandage into a tight cylinder. A 90-degree angle should be maintained between your holding hand and your ankle. Toes-to-body contact is the starting point. Don’t let the bandage end dangle by your foot. Apply gentle tension to the bandage as you wrap it once around the ball of your foot. When you’re done, make little circles around the foot’s arch.
Can You Wrap Pet Wrap Too Tight?
Your vet should apply the bandage, but you should monitor its progress closely once you have it home.
How Long Do Pet Wrap Last?
Remove the wrap two to four hours after your pet’s discharge or two to four hours after the IV catheter was withdrawn.
What Tape do Vets Use?
When it comes to self-adhering bandaging tape for dogs, cats, small pets, and large pets like horses, nobody does it better than Prairie Horse Supply’s Vet Wrap Tape bandages.