Pet First Aid Kit

First aid is not a replacement for veterinary care, but it could help to save your pet’s life until they can receive veterinary treatment.

It is helpful to have a pet first aid kit in your home/car just in case that emergency happens. You can make your own special pet first aid kit or supplement your family first aid kit with pet specific items. Below I will list the basic items needed for a first aid kit with the pet specific items listed below.

Basic First Aid Kit:

  • Absorbent gauze pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Gauze rolls
  • Hydrogen peroxide (induce vomiting)
  • Gloves
  • Bandage scissors
  • Saline solution
  • Tweezers
  • Penlight
  • Thermometer/lubricant
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Cotton balls

Pet first aid kit supplements:

  • Vetwrap
  • Pet first aid manual
  • Your pet’s medical history
  • Leash
  • Muzzle
  • Blanket
  • Tick Twister
  • Children’s Benadryl (for allergic reactions)
  • Contact numbers for your veterinarian and emergency clinic

You can inquire about a pet first aid booklet through St.Johns Ambulance. They also offer pet first aid courses if you would like to learn more. Never give any drugs to your pet without consulting with your veterinarian first.

Written by Kim Rol

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