Having a cat is a great joy. However, when an incident does occur, we all ask ourselves the same question: can we use the same first aid kit for our cat and for us? The answer is no ! Our felines have specific needs. Here’s how to make the perfect first aid kit for your cat!
Having a first aid kit for the cat: is it necessary?
One of the first questions we can ask ourselves is: is it necessary to have a first aid kit for the cat? It is indeed essential. Even if it is rarely used, it is essential to manage the unforeseen whether it is at home or on vacation. Having a first aid kit can even save your companion’s life. In the event of a burn or bleeding, you will be able to provide first aid more quickly.
The first aid kit must be easy to find and therefore accessible. The content should consist only of products that can be used on cats. If you are in doubt, you can ask your vet for confirmation. In any case, you should regularly check the content and renew it if necessary.
What to put in your cat’s first aid kit?
What to heal a wound
As in our first aid kit, you must have enough to treat injuries in a cat’s first aid kit. You must therefore store disinfectant there. For felines, it is best to opt for a specific disinfectant that you will find at the vet or in the pharmacy. While waiting to find some, you can simply provide physiological serum. The solution will also allow you to clean your eyes or nose. In addition to a disinfectant, you must provide a healing cream as well as greasy tulle. Do not provide a bandage or adhesive tape! It is not recommended to use them on a cat. It is also necessary to buy compresses, gas bands and cotton.
What to fight against parasites
It is more difficult to buy medicine for cats than it is for us. You will therefore not have painkillers or antispasmodics in your first aid kit. What to put on then? You can provide antiparasitic drugs to fight against fleas, lice or ticks. As a reminder, apply the treatment 4 times a year, or every quarter. It may be helpful to include a tick tweezer and flea comb. Also provide dewormer for internal parasites.
The essential accessories
Some accessories also find their place in the toiletry bag. Among them, there is the thermometer that allows you to take the cat’s temperature, a collar that prevents your companion from licking a wound or an injury, or a syringe (without a needle) to feed or hydrate your cat.
Not all cats have the same needs. Some felines follow specific treatments. You must therefore have their treatments at hand but also an advance in the first aid kit. Once again, by talking to your vet, you will know how to put together the first aid kit.