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
- Silver nitrate
- 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?