Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence .
Seek out a licensed and experienced Vet. Take your Breeders in for frequent visits, without exams, so they become comfortable. DO NOT wait until an emergency. This can prove to be very dangerous. Due to the cost and time limits of Veterinarian care, you will need to keep frequently used and emergency products on hand. We will be providing information on where to getmany of these products at sale prices in each monthly issue.
Some may require an RX sent in, but can be ordered on line and offer huge savings. Make yourself a check list and be prepared. Some of the most essential things to keep on hand are Surgical Gloves, gauze pads, Hospital pads, or puppy pads, for a sterile pad in case of injury or during birthing. Towels and blankets seem nice, but babies can get caught up in them. For newborns you will need a scale, heat lamps, beanie bac, feeding tubes, syringes, exasperater, kitten bottles, and puppy formula. Along with those you should have IV fluids, needles, dewormer, vaccines, Clavamox, Albon, Terramycin, Lysine, Little Noses.
It is a good idea to have on hand Oxytocin ( FOR EXPERIENCED BREEDERS ONLY ) This is a wonderful medication, but if used incorrectly could cause the uterus to form to the kittens, or the rupture of the uterus, which can be fatal!
Add these to your list to have on hand Dura-Pen Injectable, Nutra-Cal, Rapid Rehab, Cortisone spray, liquid skin, selfadhering bandage wraps & Q-Tips.
It is a good idea to prepare yourself a birthing kit with surgical Gloves, a thermometer, lubricant, thread or dental floss, sterile scissors, and an exasperater. This kit should be ready to go at all times, as it could mean life or death.