Accidents can happen anytime and anyone who has a pup must have a separate first aid kit for their pooch. This kit can be bought or you could just fill a bag with the necessary items yourself. Here’s a list of things you need to assemble your own pet first aid kit.
- Pet first aid book. You can order one right here.
- Phone numbers of vets in your area, Emergency clinic phone numbers, Poison control center numbers.
- Paperwork (Containing details about vaccinations, medical records)
- Strips of cloth
- Magnifying glass
- A roll of gauze
- Tweezers with Magnifying glass
- Nail clippers
- Rectal thermometer
- Lubricant (Petroleum jelly would do)
- A chewy toy
- Towels/ blankets
- Cotton balls
- Disposable gloves
- Materials for bandaging a wound:
- First aid tape
- Bandage rolls – vetwrap
Other essential items:
- Hand sanitizers
- Alcohol Swabs
- Sting Relief Antiseptic Pad to apply on insect bites or stings
- Iodine Prep Pads for Treating wounds
- Cotton Swabs for applying ointments and creams or cleaning a wound
- Tongue Depressors
- A storage box to keep a toy or a bag of treats
- Instant ice pack
- Temporary id collar
- Water bottle
- Pet waste bags
- Disinfectant for wounds like Betadine
- Antibiotic ointment for skin and eyes
- Ear cleaning solution
- Anti-diarrheal meds
- Activated charcoal to absorb poisons that were consumed
- Diphenhydramine (Get it from your vet for allergies)
Points to remember:
- Keep the products separately in different plastic bags or labeled boxes, put together in a single large bag that is easy to carry.
- Check the expiry date of the meds often and replace them if necessary.
- Take this kit with you when you travel with your pet.
- Keep this away from your pets and children.
To avoid all the hassle, you can buy a pet first aid kit here.