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Burns Healing Kit

All-Clear Ointment & Ouch Away Spray

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Pet Fire Safety: Caring for a Cat or Dog in a Fire Emergency

Pet Care Tips 3 min read
Photo of three husky-looking dogs surrounding a fire to illustrate a blog about pet fire safety tips.

If you share your house with your furkiddo, you should have a pet fire safety and prevention plan in mind. Even though they make our homes complete, bringing us immense joy and companionship, they can inadvertently start fires or end up in a fire-risk situation. In this blog post, we’ll explore tips on immediate and post-emergency care in case of burns.

Pets can inadvertently start fires or end up in a fire-risk situation. We should always have a pet fire safety kit set aside for our pets in case of emergencies.

In the same way that we should prepare a disaster supplies kit for ourselves, we should have something set aside for our pets in case of emergencies. A good starting point is to separate some non-perishable pet food and water in airtight containers in cases of emergency. Remember to rotate these supplies periodically to ensure freshness.

It’s also helpful to keep a supply of any necessary medications your pet may require, along with their medical records, in case you need to evacuate. Our NHV Burns Healing Kit is a valuable addition to any disaster supplies for your furkiddo.

Natural Pet Fire Safety Kit

This bundle contains essential items for topical relief like NHV Ouch Away Spray and NHV All Clear Ointment. These two herbal blends help naturally care for burns and speed up skin healing. You can also include bandages and wound care instructions in your kit to better prepare yourself for post-emergency care.

In cases of burns, our pet experts recommend applying the Ouch Away spray to the skin first. For most cats or other skittish pets, it might be best to spray the formula into a cotton ball, away from the animal, so as to not scare them off with the sound. Gently rub the wet cotton ball into the affected area, and give the Ouch Away Spray about 30 minutes to take effect before applying the All-Clear ointment.

Both topical formulas are safe if licked. But to give the skin time to soak in these natural goodies, we suggest using a soft cloth cone or gently covering the area while they dry off. A stylish onesie may also do the trick and work to help prevent your pet from scratching, overgrooming, and worsening the burn area.

Post-Emergency Pet Care

Image of a firefighter holding a cat to represent the importance of a pet fire safety plan.

Accidents might happen no matter how much we prepare ourselves and pet-proof the house. So always keep the emergency phone numbers on your speed dial, check the recommendations from your local authorities, and consider your safety before anything else. Remember, you won’t be able to help your furkiddo if you’re not safe yourself!

If you and your pet are caught in a fire-hazardous situation, reach a safe zone and assess your injuries first. Then, assess your pet’s condition for any visible wounds or signs of distress. If you notice burns, respiratory difficulties, or suspect internal injuries, consult a veterinarian immediately.

The worst has passed! Once medical specialists have assessed you and your little one, you can start the post-emergency care routine. You and your pet are safe and can now help each other cope with this traumatic experience. Offer reassurance and a calm environment to help your kitty or pup.

Some supplements like NHV Matricalm for cats and NHV Lesstress for dogs can be extra beneficial to keep them calmer during these stressful times. Including familiar toys, blankets, and bedding in your pet fire safety kit can also be helpful for this post-emergency phase. These items can help provide comfort and reduce anxiety in your little one.

Even though we hope none of us ever need these tips, it’s always best to have a pet fire safety and prevention plan ready. Keeping our furkiddos safe from fire hazards and being prepared for emergencies are responsibilities that all pet parents should take seriously, and we are here to help you through it all! Don’t hesitate to reach out to our pet experts in times of need.

Dr. Rebeca Oliveira DVM

Dr. Rebeca Oliveira DVM

Dr. Rebeca is a holistic veterinarian from Brazil with a passion for natural and integrative medicine. She’s been studying integrative medicine and alternative (and healthier) diets since 2015, and now started to study the power of herbs with the NHV Family. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her golden retriever, Kuga.

Published: July 10, 2023

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