Not Japanese Akita specific, but every pet owner should take time to familiarize themselves with:
- Pet First Aid Tips for Owners
- What You Should Have in Your Pet’s First-Aid Kit
- Common Pet Emergencies
- Learn common causes of pet emergencies and ways to be prepared
If you are interested in learning more, Pet Tech is the first international training center dedicated to CPR, First Aid & Care for dogs and cats.
These are non-prescription, general things that are good to have on hand. Always check with your vet, breeder, and/or use your own best judgment before proceeding.
- Alcott has put together an emergency first aid kit for dogs
- Wound powder. You may purchase a wound powder should you choose but keep in mind that regular corn starch works well to stop bleeding of the nail quick.
- Small tooth comb to remove foreign objects from coat (e.g., foxtails and burrs or even fleas)
- Tick remover
- Chlorihexidine and iodine for use as antiseptic (use at <1% concentration)
- Elizabethan collar to prevent your pet from agitating an existing wound. JAs can be quite flexible so the neck pillows and soft cones might not do the trick.
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