Pet's First Aid Kit

 

We all have a first aid kit in our home in case we have an accident, but what if your pet has an accident.  Do you have a pet first aid kit?  What should you have in your pet first aid kit?  These are just a few of the questions many people have so we have put together a list of things to include in your pet first aid kit.  Because pets can have accidents too.

You’ll probably want to put this all together in a fairly good sized box with a lid.  Also designate a spot in your home that is only for your pet’s first aid kit.

  • Roll cotton
  • Cotton balls
  • Gauze pads
  • Gauze tape
  • Hydrogen peroxide (check the expiration date)
  • Hydrocortisone ointment
  • Scissors
  • Eyewash
  • Silver nitrate
  • Tweezers
  • Oral syringes
  • Pediolyte or other balanced electrolyte fluid
  • Simethicone (i.e. GasX for bloat)
  • Baby food – meat flavors work best
  • Large towel
  • Exam gloves
  • 1 inch white tape (in addition to gauze tape)
  • Rolls of elastic wrap
  • Emergency ice pack
  • Thermometer (both oral and rectal thermometers can be used rectally)
  • Benadryl (for bites/stings/allergic reactions. Check with your vet for proper dosage)
  • Soft dog muzzle (never know when an injured animal is found and out of fear may try and bite)
  • Phone numbers for your veterinarian or local emergency clinics (if travelling)
  • Pictures of your dogs
  • Most current vaccination records

 

What did we miss?

What are some things that you would include your pet’s first aid kit?