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8 Remedies for Minor Pet Emergencies You Can Do at Home

Do you have a first aid kit for your pets, as well as your human family? You should. Start with these 4 easily obtainable items, and use these 2 things most people already have as quick stand-ins. That's all you'll need for these 8 common problems.

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  • Most pets at some point in their lives have a little accident or acquire a minor injury at home, and many guardians don’t realize they may have just the right treatment in a kitchen or bathroom cabinet
  • Good items to keep on hand for minor pet emergencies include styptic powder for bleeding nails, 3% hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting, honey for diabetic pets, and 100% canned pumpkin for tummy troubles
  • Did you know a credit card is good for removing bee stingers? Or that contact lens saline solution can be used in a pinch to clean out a pet’s cut or scrape?

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