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The Visiting Vet recommends that you create a pet medicine cabinet and purchase environmental enrichment items before you bring your new pet home.

Your pet medicine cabinet should consist of:

 

1. A scale that measures in pounds and ounces so you can keep track of your kitten's weight.  Weigh yourself while carrying your kitten and then subtract your weight without the puppy to calculate your kitten's weight.

2. Immodium AD (1 mg / 7.5 mL) - Use for diarrhea.  Give the directed amount by mouth up to three times per day as needed. The directed amount is weight dependent so call us for help!

3. Liquid benadryl (12.5 mg / 5 mL) - Use for allergic reactions or itching.  Give the directed amount (call us) up to three times per day as needed.  This is also weight dependent.

4. Karo syrup (the clear kind) - Use in case he or she isn't eating or his or her sugar is low (you will see your pet is sluggish).  Call us for the directed amount.

7. Pedialyte - To use when your pet is dehydrated.  Call us for directions.

8. Thermometer - A normal temperature is between 101 - 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.  It is suggested that you purchase two thermometers in case one becomes faulty in case of an emergency.  Digital thermometers are not meant to last forever!

Please call us for directions on these medications because the amount given depends on the pet's weight.  Pet doses are not the same as the ones used for humans.  These medications are only to be used in an emergency situation and it is strongly suggested that you bring your pet in the following day for proper examination by Dr. Snyder.


Environmental Enrichment

A list of environmental enrichment toys and supplies will be posted soon!  Call us if you would like further information on environmental enrichment.