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Your dog or cats medicine cabinet will contain some over-the-counter (OTC) products.  On the lines provided, write the OTC product your veterinarian recommends.

1.  Antiseptic Spray:  To prevent a minor cut or wound from succumbing to infection, antiseptic spray will come in handy.

2.  Tweezers:  Stuff sticks to dogs and cats.  Any foreign object or insect that is clinging to your sweet pup or kitty needs tweezers to remove it safely.

3.  Cold Pack:  Keep these in the freezer and use them to reduce any minor swelling on your pets sweet little body.

4.  A Wash for the Eyes:  Dust can get into a dog or cats precious eyes and cause irritation.  An eye wash can remove the dust, or any other foreign objects, that make their way into your pets eyes.

5.  Scissors:  Matted hair, tangles, and feces stuck to fur, and anything else you cannot remove from your pets fur with your fingers,  must be carefully scissored out.

6.  Itch Creams:  Insects sting dogs and cats too!  Hydro cortisone cream can stop that itch.  If your dog is itchy and scratchy from allergies, apply the cream to soothe the raw, itchy areas.

7.  Antibiotic Ointment:  Wounds will need a triple antibiotic ointment to kill bacteria and prevent a nasty infection.  Before you apple this cream, you need to contact your vet to check out the wound first, and if a cream is recommended you will have it on hand.

8.  Sterile pads, plastic wrap,  and gauze:  If your fur baby gets a nasty wound, your will need to wrap it and then go to the vet as soon as you can.

9.  Styptic powder or styptic pencil:  If you trim pups or kittys toenails and draw some blood, the powder or the pencil will stop the flow.

10.  Rectal Thermometer:  Dogs and cats get fevers too!  The normal temperature for a dog is 101 to 102.5ºF and for cats, the normal temperature is from 99.5 to 102.5ºF.  If your cat or dog has a fever, report the reading to your veterinarian.

11.  A Muzzle:  If your dog or cat is really hurt, they are scared to death.  A dog or cat that is petrified is hard to handle when trying to get him to the vet.  A muzzle will keep your injured pet from biting you or someone else.

12.  Rubber Gloves:  Well, some pet incidents can get pretty yucky, so rubber gloves will keep your hands clean.  Also, when tending to a wound, scrape or cut, rubber gloves on your hands will help in keeping the injury sterile.

13.  Rubbing Alcohol:  Before you use those tweezers or scissors on your cat or dog, sanitize them by wetting a cloth with rubbing alcohol and wiping your instruments clean.

14.  Antibacterial Wipes:  You can clean a wound with those wipes and also to dab one on a scratch or small cut to prevent infection.  Use the antiseptic wipes to clean your hands before and after attending to your pet too.

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