Emergencies can happen at any time, and it is important to be prepared if they do. Lots of stores, including That Fish Place, sell ready-made first aid kits for dogs and cats, but I’ve composed a list of materials you will need in case of medical emergencies. Remember to store all of the listed items in a waterproof plastic container and keep it in a readily accessible place.
Emergency Contacts List
- Pet’s regular vet contact info and address
- Emergency vet contact information, in case your vet is not available or close by
- Poison Control Phone Number
- Clean towels (both cloth and paper)
- Cotton balls and swabs
- Disposable Gloves
- Heat pack or hot water bottle
- Lubricant jelly (mineral oil, KY)
- Nail Clippers
- Kwik-Stop powder or gel
- Small penlight or flashlight
- Rectal Thermometor
- Syringes of different sizes
- Wire Cutters
- Bandage Wrap
- Gauze of different sizes
- First Aid Tape
- Non-stick pads
- Unflavored Pedialyte
- Saline Solution
- Triple antibiotic ointment for skin
- Probiotic gel (BeneBac, LactoBac, Probios, or Fastrack)
- Wound Disinfectant (Betadine, Povidone)
Remember to keep an eye on the expiration dates of all medicines and supplements and replace these products as needed. It is a good idea to go through your kit every six months to check to see what needs replaced or replenished. Next time I will go over what to do in case of a few common emergencies.
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One other thing that’s a good idea to keep in a first aid kit would be some extra medication if your pet needs it. My Aussie has epilepsy, so I keep a few days worth of her meds just in case there’s an emergency.
Great advice, thanks for commenting!
What good is a kit if you don’t know how to use it? I recommend people get certified in Pet CPR 1st Aid
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