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PET FIRST AID KIT
 
If your pet has any special conditions or needs, ask your veterinarian what additional items he/she would suggest to include in your pet first aid kit. *Please keep medications out of the reach of children.
 
Your pet first aid kit should include the following:
  • Latex gloves
  • Gauze sponges (available at most pharmacies) in a variety of sizes
  • Roll gauze – 2” width
  • Roll bandages, such as gauze wrap that stretches and clings. These are available in most pharmacies, pet stores or pet catalogs
  • Material to make a splint. This can include pieces of wood, newspaper and sticks
  • Hypo-allergenic adhesive tape
  • Non-adherent sterile pads. These make excellent dressings
  • Small scissors
  • Grooming clippers (available in pet stores and pet catalogs) or a safety razor
  • Nylon leash – at least one
  • Towel(s)
  • Muzzle. A cage muzzle is ideal, but a soft collapsible one may be more convenient. Get one you already know fits your pet. If you do not want to purchase one, at least have enough roll gauze to improvise.
  • Compact thermal blanket or regular blanket
  • Pediatric rectal thermometer (may be digital)
  • Water based sterile lubricant (will wash off easily)
  • Three (3%) percent hydrogen peroxide (please check the expiration date).
  • Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  • Over-the-counter topical ointment
  • Epsom salts
  • Baby dose syringe or eyedropper (non-glass). These are available at your local pharmacy or baby section of your grocery store.
  • Sterile eye lubricant
  • Sterile saline eye wash
  • Diphenhydramine, appropriate for your pet’s size, if approved by your veterinarian. This will have an expiration date.
  • Glucose paste or corn syrup.
  • Styptic powder or pencil. This can be found in your local pharmacy, pet supply store or through pet catalogs.
  • Expired credit cards to scrape away stingers.
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Penlight
  • Clean cloth
  • Needle nose plyers
 
Courtesy of Bobbie Mammato, DVM, MPH, member of the American Red Cross, Humane Society of the United States, Mosby-Year Books, 1997. 
 
List of emergency telephone numbers including:
1.   Your veterinarian
2.   After hours emergency veterinarian
3.   National Animal Poison Control Center – 1-800-548-2423 or 1-900-680-0000 
 
Useful Links for pet first aid:
 
American Red Cross –pet first aid                        www.redcross.org
American Veterinary Medical Assn.                      www.avma.org        
Dr. Foster’s first aid for pets                                 www.peteducation.com     
Humane Society of the United States                    www.humanesociety.org  
 
The above links are by no means an endorsement, but to be used as an informational tool for the pet owner. Information provided in this entire section is a public service and should not in any way substitute for advice or treatments authorized by a veterinarian or animal healthcare professional. 

 

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