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Animal First Aid: How to Keep Your Pet Safe

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  We love our pets as much as we love many of the people in our lives. Therefore, it's important to understand how to help them in an emergency situation. Here are a few of the most common first aid issues pet owners experience, and how to deal with them effectively. Animal First Aid - How to Deal with Common First Aid Situations Choking: If your pet is having difficulty breathing, is making choking sounds while they breathe, is coughing excessively, is pawing at their mouth, or has blue tinged lips or tongue, it's likely an object is blocking their...

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Common Springtime Bug Bites and How to Treat Them

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The weather's warming up, and it's getting nicer outside. This is a good thing. Unfortunately, the nicer weather comes with a major downside: bug bites. While most bites are little more than an annoyance, in some cases insect bites can lead to serious issues. Here's what you need to know about the most common spring and summer bug bites, and how to treat them. Common Bite Number One: Mosquito - Mosquito bites are red, raised, and itchy. For most people, the issues stop there. A particularly strong reaction may lead to a small blister or welt. In the vast majority...

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First Aid Kit Basics: Containers

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If you've ever put together a first aid kit, you've probably spent a lot of time thinking about what goes into it. But it can be just as important to consider your first aid kit container. The container you choose to house your first aid kit will have an impact on how, where, and when you can use your kit. There are pros and cons to any of the containers you choose. Read on to learn a few of them. First Aid Kit Basics: Container Pros and Cons Plastic First Aid Containers: You may choose to keep your first aid...

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6 First Aid Hacks You've Never Heard Of

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We all have minor injuries from time to time. It's easy to get stuck in a routine for treating them. But you may be surprised at how many unusual ways there are to treat common ailments. Keep some of these unusual first aid hacks in mind to treat some of life's little mishaps. 6 First Aid Hacks You've Never Heard Of Apply Honey to Cuts: Do you keep honey in your kitchen? It's time to move it to your first aid kit! If you find yourself without an antibacterial product to treat a minor cut or scrape, you can use...

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The 6 Most Common First Aid Mistakes

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Medical knowledge changes over time. Commonplace first aid tactics from your mother or grandmother's day can quickly become outdated. Unfortunately, this leads many people to make mistakes in emergency situations. Here are six of the biggest first aid mistakes that people still make today. Do you know fact from fiction? The Six Most Common First Aid Mistakes Putting Butter on a Burn: Did your mother ever tell you to put butter over a kitchen burn? It turns out this trick can actually impede healing. A burn is more likely to become infected if there's a layer of grease on top...

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