In the summer we try to head to our cottage every weekend to unwind and relax from the hectic week. Although, beautiful and serene, it is also a bit remote. With the nearest pharmacy, hospital or urgent care over 1 1/2 hours away, we learned early on when our first child was born how important it is to have on hand a first aid kit for traveling that includes items you may need in case of emergencies. Having these things even when you are close to medical care is still a good idea!
Here is a list of items that I believe every parent/caretaker should have on hand Continue reading “First Aid Kit for Traveling”
Most people have a first aid kit that includes bandaids, gauze, antibiotic cream and alcohol. But if you have furry friends in the house, you should also think of their needs in preparing a first aid kit. Minor cuts and scrapes can easily be treated at home, but if you fear there may be something else, like a break, take your pet to a vet straight away.
Here are some essentials for your pet’s first aid kit:
- Homeopathic arnica 200c is an excellent remedy for bruises, contusions, sprains and strains. It helps dissipate bruising and speeds the recovery time. This should be given immediately after the trauma.
- Homeopathic hypericum 200c (St. John’s wort) has an affinity for nerves, especially in the fingers and toes as well as the tailbone. This should be given if there is any sharp trauma to the feet or the spine (for example, after a fall or if something sharp is stepped on).
- Homeopathic calendula 200c (marigold) is a good antiseptic and is excellent for the closure of wounds. This should be used in any situation where there is a cut on the body. Continue reading “First Aid for Your Pet”