Saturday, April 18, 2015

April is Pet First Aid Month

Okay, so who knew that it's Pet First Aid Month? Or maybe they just know on our favorite new geek site - Instructables

Looks like a Pinterest, with instructions, for bringing out the inner geek. So, we'll be spending some time looking around! 

But here is the Pet First Aid and link to instructions
 
A few years back on one of the colder nights in January my fiance' and I found a small lost pup along the road. After searching high and low for his owner with no luck we decided to take him in as our own. Since then he has been a constant companion to the both of use, tagging along on evening walks, on cross country car rides, and on our weekend hiking excursions in the warmer months of spring and summer. As we like to be outdoors and active, we typically keep a small well packed first aid kit with us to deal with minor injuries and occasional emergencies, and although this kit is well equipped for our needs, it occurred to us a while back that it might not be equipped to meet the needs of our little four legged friend. So we hit the internet, did some research, ordered a book or two, and copied what we thought was useful from commercially produced pet first aid kits to create a kit that we thought would serve the needs of our pet without incorporating a lot of the useless excess that you might find in one of the commercial kits.
In this Instructable I will walk you through the process of creating a pet first aid kit for your own furry companion. The kit I describe will mostly be aimed at dog owners, but the concepts and general rationale can be adapted to suit almost any pet. Throughout the steps I will discuss some of the considerations and philosophies that I utilized when putting my kit together and will of course go over the contents of my Pet first aid kit and there intended uses so that you can use the knowledge to put together a kit of your own.
All and all, this is a fairly inexpensive project to put together, besides a few specialty items like a nice pouch or container to hold the items in the kit, most everything else should be stuff that you already have or things that you can pick up inexpensively at your local convenience/dollar store.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my Instructable on how to assemble a simple, inexpensive and effective Pet Fist Aid Kit. If you find that you really enjoy the content within, please consider casting a vote in my favor for the 2015 Pet Contest.
Fun Fact: April is pet first aid month, so make sure to keep an eye out around where you live for classes or freebies related to keeping your pets happy and healthy!