Owning a pet, according to research, has many health benefits. For instance, studies show that taking a dog out for a walk reduces one’s weight and stress levels by 5-20%. Moreover, along with the improvement in cardiovascular fitness and mental health, walking with a canine companion helps lower blood pressure and strengthen bones and muscles. —
Nevertheless, these benefits have their respective toll. No matter how innocent or harmless they may seem, dogs may cause injuries to their owners. Reports showed that about 8 million Americans are brought to emergency rooms due to pet-related injuries each year. Apart from dog bites and scratches, leash-related accidents commonly occur during walks and other recreational activities.
Dog walking can cause scrapes, bruises, cuts, and even sprained or broken bones especially if the canine becomes agitated or aggressive. Owners may suffer from dislocated shoulders if their pet yanks too hard on the leash. One may be pulled to the ground and dragged by a running dog. Dog trainers and pet handlers may suffer from broken fingers when their hands accidentally get tangled in the leash of an excited dog. There are also reported incidents of falls in parks and other public places due to an overexcited or anxious dog.
During these critical instances, it pays to have a reliable first aid kit to patch up wounds and provide urgent care to an injured individual. Surviware, a leading adventure, and preparedness gear retailer launched their Small First Aid Kit. This new first aid kit has already changed the idea of what a portable first aid kit should entail.
Made from 600D Polyester fabric, this one-pound first aid kit is travel-friendly. The MOLLE-compatible system provides a convenient way to attach the pack to any backpack or belt. Moreover, since it’s lightweight, it can be easily stored inside a glove compartment or fanny pack. Since dog walking and handling entails a lot of footwork and activity, this kit can also be hand-carried with its durable top handle.
Containing the essentials of a full-blown first aid kit, this compact kit holds 100 life-saving supplies that cater to the immediate needs of any canine owner or handler. It carries bandages, gauze pads, cleansing and antiseptic wipes, and steri-strips. These items can be used to patch up scrapes, lacerations, and cuts. There are also splinter probes, a triangular bandage, nitrile gloves, tweezers, and a tourniquet that can be used during critical first aid situations. These items are secured in resealable laminate pouches that protect the supplies from moisture and dirt.
Since time is crucial when providing emergency care, Surviveware ensured that kit owners could easily retrieve the supplies. It paved the way to the inclusion of organized and labeled compartments into this compact first aid pack.
Amanda Condry, Surviveware Co-founder, said that keeping things in order reduces the time needed to administer aid to an injured individual, “We know firsthand what it’s like to need help, or to be a first responder when someone has been seriously injured. It’s a time of panic which is only increased when you’re unable to locate the medical items needed. Any small step that can be taken to alleviate stress or save time should be taken, which is why we knew compartmentalizing and labeling each item in the kit was crucial.."
Dog owners and handlers deserve the same level of care and protection that they provide their canine companions. Secure yourself today by purchasing your own Small First Aid Kit.
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