CANINE FIRST AID
by Lara Borgerson
Every family that owns a
dog should assemble a first aid kit for canine emergencies at home
and on the road. It should be complete, yet portable enough to take
on trips and include the following items:
Cornstarch--Apply in layers to help stop a bleeding toenail
Cotton,bandages,tape and bandage scissors--Contain bleeding wounds
Hydrogen Peroxide--Induce vomiting when advised by a veterinarian
Pet information card--Include petís name, ownerís name, ownerís
address and phone number, microchip number, petís weight, current
medications and dosages.
Veterinary professional information card--Include vetís name and
phone number, poison control phone number and website (888-426-4435;
aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control); emergency clinic number
Corn or pancake syrup--Rub on gums if low blood sugar is suspected
Sterile Saline Eye Wash--Flush eyes if exposed to irritant
Muzzle--Practice applying in advance of an emergency. When a painful
pet needs to be transported to a safe area, it may attempt to bite.
Rectal Thermometer and KY jelly--The normal canine temperature is
100 to 102 degrees F
Blanket--Can be used for comfort, warmth or double as a stretcher if
Leash and collar
Medication--Include extra dosages of current prescriptions and
instructions if prescription runs out before a refill can be
Flashlight--Use to closely examine injuries or to aid in a night
Benadryl--Use for insect stings and subsequent acute facial
swelling. Give at a dose of 1 milligram per pound and call the
Keep this list in with the items in the kit and replace items when
used from the kit. Instruct every family member on how to use each
item in the kit in preparation for most situations until veterinary
care is obtained.
Animals for Adoption
brought to you by:
A Need For Loving Foster Homes
For Homeless Dogs and Cats
Since the Humane Society of Logan County Shelter has been in
operation the number of foster families has dwindled to almost none.
Granted, most of the animals can be taken directly to the shelter
and kept there until they are adopted. But, there are exceptions.
Consequently, foster families are still very, very important.
HSLC needs foster families for:
with feline leukemia
that are too stressed to reside in a shelter
danger of being euthanized
need a break from living with several other cats
needing extra socialization
needs foster families for:
are living at animal control
with special needs such as an injury, epilepsy, diabetes, etc.
need a break from living in a kennel
needing extra socialization
consider becoming a foster home. With the shelter in place, a foster
home might be a short term placement for an animal, but it is
invaluable. Call Wanda Stevens at 217-648-2703 or 217-737-4042 to
learn more about fostering. HSLC needs you!
Burbage, Humane Society of Logan County]