My sis, Daisy, is a good gift-giver, and this year, she was pretty darn funny, sending along with the pet toys and gift cards a Pet Safety Kit. Now what do you think prompted that? As you can see from the photo, Peanut's ear is doing well. The scab is just about all gone. I don't know if hair will grow back after the skinning, but hey, scars add character, as those of us of a certain middle age know all too well, right? The kit has antiseptic towelettes and ointment, tweezers, cotton balls, gauze bandages, tape and an instant ice pack. Of course, you can use human products like neosporin for cuts, etc. I think it's also good to have something to stop bleeding, like guys use for shaving, if your vet OKs use of such things.
But it got me to thinking: Are we pet owners prepared for pet emergencies? Do you have the vet's phone number handy? Do you have supplies on hand to treat wounds? To stop bleeding? It's not only fights that cause wounds--they can cut their paws on walks, for example. Did you ever have a home incident that you had to treat?
It also got me thinking about what would happen if something happened to us? Who would take care of your pets? Do friends or family have keys? Info on your vet? I often think of this, especially since my family lives far away and The Boss's family aren't Pet People! What about when we are old and on our way out--do you have plans in place for your pets?
My will names Daisy as executor and I have allotted funds for my vet (who is also listed) to take care of the pets until she can make arrangements for them. One of you Pet People will have to help too until she can get here! I'll have to give one of you a key, now that you all know where I live!
posted by Sandy at 12/29/2007 12:16:00 PM