Tomorrow marks the start of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month—a great time to assess and restock your supply kit, so your spay/neuter team will always be prepared to manage emergencies that arise when performing surgeries.
Be sure to include these items:
- Drugs frequently used in response to various emergencies
- Various-sized endotracheal tubes, intravenous catheters, syringes and needles
- Fluids for intravenous use along with lines for administration
- Porous tape and vet wrap
- Karo syrup
- Laryngoscope and appropriately sized batteries
Got an emergency kit? What’s in yours?
Photo: Operation PETS: The Spay/Neuter Clinic of Western New York
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