First Aid

Pet First Aid – by Australia’s travelling vet

First aid for my pets’ insect bite or sting

  • Remove the sting with tweezers if it is visible (taking care not to squeeze the venom sac). 
  • If swelling is present, a safe antihistamine can be given (seek veterinary advice for an antihistamine type and dose that is safe for your pet).
  • If your pet experiences excessive panting, problems breathing, vomiting or diarrhoea, or the hives or swelling do not improve within 30 minutes of giving an antihistamine, seek veterinary advice as soon as possible.

All items for this procedure can be found in the Vet in a Van – Navigator Pet First Aid Kit

* These instructions provide generalised information. The content of these instructions does not replace individual veterinary advice specific to your pet. Professional veterinary advice should always be sought for any animal health issue.

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